One of the few actual bands on the austere Ghostly label, School of Seven Bells has announced the follow up to its 2008 debut album, Alpinisms. The forthcoming record has been titled Disconnect From Desire, and was produced by band leader Benjamin Curtis along with Jack Joseph Puig. Curtis said of his NY-based band’s new album, “From the start, we knew we wanted to make a record that connected on more of a direct and personal level than we ever had before. It’s a complete account of our lives this past year, and it’s crazy how taking an honest look at yourself can tell you the most about the world around you.”

Two dates at The Mercury Lounge (June 9 and 10) precede the release of Disconnect From Desire on June 13 via Vagrant/Ghostly.