Thursday, 2 January 2014

Benjamin Curtis R.I.P.

Some very sad news to start 2014, with the announcement of Benjamin Curtis's death at the age of just 35. Curtis was a member of Tripping Daisy and Secret Machines, before forming School of Seven Bells with twin sisters Claudia & Alejandra Deheza in 2007. Benjamin was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in February 2013 and passed away on December 29th. School of Seven Bells released three albums of quality indie pop, often infused with an indefinable melancholia. Here are two fine examples.


6 comments:

flycasual said...

I had no idea...I was a bit of a fair weather fan, I briefly flirted with Alpinism and Ghostory. So sad and sobering to be go so soon after being diagnosed.

Bright Ambassador said...

I heard on Tuesday, I think. As a fan of Secret Machines it truly is shocking news. Cancer really is a murderer.

The Swede said...

35 is no age at all.

Singing Bear said...

I'm afraid I've not heard of this gentleman but it's very sad indeed. Lovely tracks, by the way. Cancer is a motherfucker.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Knocked the 7 bells outta me so tragic...I hate cancer....2 great tracks!

The Swede said...

Good to hear from you Singing Bear, even within the context of such an unhappy post. I hope you're doing ok.

Thanks Old Pa.

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