School of Seven Bells and Twin Sister with Moon King
School of Seven Bells‘ primary vocalist Alejandra Deheza and guitarist/producer Benjamin Curtis (ex-Secret Machines) assemble an alluring array of sounds — ethereal shoegaze, chilly goth-edged pop and harder, bass-heavy beats — into a mult-layered, spectral mass. With multiple releases on Ghostly International and Vagrant Records, School of Seven Bells has evolved over the last five years into a project that somehow feels more streamlined and polished, yet emotionally raw. Long Island five-piece Twin Sister make dreamy indie-rock, but such a description belies the breadth and subtlety of their genre-crossing early releases and full-length debut, In Heaven. Moving from hazy bedroom disco to synth-funk, lush drones, and jangling pop, Twin Sister’s tone is set by Andrea Estella‘s rapturous vocals. Toronto art-rockers Moon King (who played here last in 2011) have a startlingly catchy new ep out and open the night.