“The Night”

    In case you didn’t know, School of Seven Bells is about three months away from a new record called Ghostory. “The Night” is our first taste, and yes, somehow there hasn’t been a School of Seven Bells song called “The Night” before. It’s a rattling, phantasmagoric synth-pop jam that’s pretty well-removed from the band’s usual shoegazey murk. Evidence of a new direction? Or a particularly warm-blooded passage of the usual icy narrative? We’ll find out when the album drops Feb. 28. [CoS]