Secret Machines drummer Benjamin Curtis has left the band in order to work on a new project, School Of Seven Bells. The group’s frontman Brandon Curtis broke the news of his brother’s decision in a post to the Secret Machines message board.
Curtis wrote: “After 7 and 1/2 years of playing music together Benjamin has decided to no longer be a part of the band. It is a sad day but also an exciting one as he prepares to focus full time on his new creative venture, School Of Seven Bells. He has told me that he expects to be finished with a new record very soon as well as there being plans in the works to play some shows here in New York debuting the band. Of course Josh and I wish him all the best.”
Secret Machines are also working on a new album, and expect to begin recording in May.