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School of Seven Bells, Exitmusic 

When: Sun., April 22, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $12-14
I don't think this is what they were going for, but after a few listens, I realized that School of Seven Bells' Ghostory reminds me of nothing so much as a club remix of—no judgments—Sarah McLachlan's 1991 breakthrough album, Solace. It was then that I began to truly enjoy it. Like a vaguely familiar actress airbrushed on the cover of an expensive magazine, this third album invites even as it holds you at arm's length. Ghostory is more accessible than SVIIB's first two albums, especially the quirky 2008 debut, Alpinisms, with production that perfectly melds '80s synths and shoegaze into a package seemingly tailored for working out or, possibly, dancing. Alejandra Deheza's glossy vocals maintain a detachedly cheery note throughout, creating a pleasant start-to-finish cohesion. The album is apparently about a haunted child, but her ghosts are obviously the well-adjusted kind—and probably well dressed, too. REBECCA WILSON

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