A terrific essay on the loss of a great musician.
See also, this great piece by Ian Cohen at Grantland:
The nostalgic, “Damn, he made some music that was really good” tone of the condolences wasn’t a surprise; tragedy tends to galvanize opinion in this way. But the immediate and wide-ranging outpouring of the condolences and nostalgia was a surprise, as was the consensus and faintly apologetic nature of it all; people wish they were more adamant about this sadly overlooked and underrated artist in real time.
Nailed it. I dropped the band's name into conversations, and I even shoehorned a reference into the Juliana Hatfield fan site I run, but I know what Cohen means.
As I said earlier this week my reborn zest for discovering new music owes so much to School Of Seven Bells,
If you haven't heard Disconnect From Desire or Ghostory, give them a go.