The late musician recorded a cover of Joey Ramone's 'I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)' with his bandmates while receiving medical care last year
School Of Seven Bells have released the final song they worked on with Benjamin Curtis before he passed away last year.
Curtis died in December 2013, aged 35, after a year-long battle with cancer. He recorded a cover of Joey Ramone’s ‘I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)’ with his bandmates using a laptop while receiving medical care in New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. Visit The Line of Best Fit to listen to the track.
The song will be accompanied by the release of a video tomorrow (June 26), which was made by friends of the band Toby Halbrooks and Alan Del Rio Ortiz, who filmed the clip on a road trip through Joshua Tree National Park and Indio, California
Artists including Interpol’s Paul Banks and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr helped to raise funding for Curtis’ treatment prior to his death.
School Of Seven Bells released three albums, most recently ‘Ghostory’ in 2012. Curtis left Secret Machines, the band he played in with his brother Brandon Curtis, in 2007. Before that he featured in groups including UFOFU and Tripping Daisy.