This week’s best album streams 21-2-12

Originally published: The 405 21 February

The biggest stream of the week was undoubtedly Whitney Houston’s funeral. Who couldn’t resist watching Kevin Costner and Bobby Brown break down (or storm out) – or even Chris Cornell plugging his solo tour with a TV rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You’? Well I could. So instead of trying to think of a third Whitney song I trolled the interwebs for indiepop’s newest releases….

….School of Seven Bells – Ghostory (Hypemachine)
The majesty of these Brooklyn electro-gazers is no secret, and this introduction to Ghostory places them beside the Cocteau Twins with their epic soundscapes. The throbbing disco-gloom of Lafaye pounds the air while White Wind circles driving tremolo melodies and stuttering drums. Ghostory reaches a new level of ethereal elegance even by their impeccable standards……..CONTINUE READING HERE

 

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