Brooklyn trio School of Seven Bells chalked up a whole lotta blog and magazine love in 2008 with its debut album, Alpinisms, a set of beat-driven dream-pop that sounded, at times, like an updated version of the Cocteau Twins. The ethereal, sometimes vaguely tribal female vocals came, even, from identical (and camera-friendly!) twins, Alejandra and Claudia Deheza. The multi-tracked, atmospherics, at least at the band's outset, came largely from the brain of Benjamin Curtis, a Secret Machines alum.
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