Sometimes hyperbole's not only called for, but demanded, and School of Seven Bells is such a case. Solely composed of indie-rock refugees—multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Curtis used to be in Secret Machines, and you may remember vocalists/twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza from On! Air! Library!—this School's got psychedelic, swirled-current instruction on offer. Debut full-length Alpinisms (Ghostly International) goes heavy on the shoegaze-y textures and electronically digested beats, but the Dehezas' swelling, processes harmonies push this trio into a decidedly accessible Madonna/I Am the World Trade Center/Cranberries realm where pop-star wattage breaks bread with acid-techno anonymity. Get yourself a voucher and transfer, already. Opening for M83. 21+.
Sat., Nov. 22, 9 p.m., 2008