At this point in the history of music, especially pop music, originality is defined by the synthesis of various influences to form a new sound. New York City based School of Seven Bells is nothing if not a perfect example of this. Twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, along with Benjamin Curtis, bring a short history of New York art-rock to the table. The Deheza sisters fronted the dream-pop band On!Air!Library! while Curtis was the guitarist in prog-pop group Secret Machines. In 2006 the three came together to forge the most original music of their careers as School of Seven Bells. The trio melds obvious staples from genres like shoegaze, dub, various folk traditions, kraturock and hip-hop to create a truly fresh take on psychedelic music.