School of Seven Bells


Members of our fair city’s shoegazing new-wave group the School of Seven Bells have cited Beyoncé, Joni Mitchell, and New Order among their biggest influences, but only the last of those reflects how they sound: The fuzzy synths and catchy vocals are purely British, recalling the older band’s Factory Records sound, as well as about every 4AD release before 1988, to the point that frontwoman Alejandra Deheza could do a mean impression of Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser if she’d simply stop singing real words. With Prince Rama and Weeknight.

Thu., Jan. 31, 9 p.m., 2013