For all the press and accolades, School of Seven Bells is probably looking forward to escaping the comparisons that have dogged it since its debut 2008 album “Alpinisms” (Ghostly International). Dream pop, indie-tronic, neo-shoegaze…whatever you want to call it, one thing is certain: the trio makes beautiful noise. Aided by stellar pedigrees (harmonizing twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, formerly of On! Air! Library!, join former Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis), the band effortlessly blends live and electronic elements to create a shimmering, feedback-laced groove. And there’s definitely something bordering on telepathic twinner intuition at work when the sisters are on the mic. If you love the way a melody can sometimes rise above a cacophony of discreetly used feedback, this show is not to be missed. Since they’ve been a frequent visitor to Chicago, we’re hoping they preview a few new tracks from the follow-up album they’ve been reportedly working on. (Duke Shin)
October 14 at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, (773)276-3600, at 9pm. $12.