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School of Seven Bells 8/28/12

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Written by Jessica Lackey
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  • Date Recorded: August 28, 2012
  • Artist / Band: School of Seven Bells
  • Hosting Show: Coin-Operated Radio
  • Sound: Dan Kinney and Kyle Nations

School of Seven Bells might be named after a pickpocket academy, but don't worry, your watch and wallet are safe. Well, at least we think so.

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The New York City-based duo fuses intriguing ambient electronica with atmospheric, quizzical beats and desolate indie-style guitar to form a shoegaze-like, avant-pop sound that is dreamy and light yet seductively sorrowful.

The band, featuring vocalist Alejandra Deheza and guitarist Benjamin Curtis, originally formed as a trio in 2007 with Deheza's twin sister Claudia also on vocals. The sisters met up with Curtis while on tour opening for Interpol; Curtis was with Secret Machines and the sisters were with On!Air!Library!

In this setting, Alejandra Deheza's ghostly voice is as angelic as it is haunting, contributing to the supernatural, esoteric vibe evident in the band's latest album, "Ghostory," a narrative about a young girl named Lafaye and her experiences in love, hurt and despair.

Although Lafaye's story reflects experiences from individual band members themselves, using the voice of Lafaye makes the album more relatable -- and spooky.

The School of Seven Bells stopped by the 88.1 KDHX studio to perform a few intimate, acoustic versions of songs from "Ghostory."

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