School of Seven Bells, Alpinisms [Ghostly International]
Our rating: 3 out of a possible 5
Former Secret Machine guitarist Ben Curtis trades psychedelia for something with more thump. At times, the bass-driven sound fights with the cooing vocals from Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, but if ethereal rump-shakers are your thing, you could do worse. Matt Hendrickson
The band performs "Sempiternal" at a concert in New York City.