Disconnect from Desire

The Edge has cited this New York loops-and-dance trio as a recent inspiration. It's only fair, then, that a bit of U2 comes through in the pulse and hosanna of "Windstorm," the first track on their second album. But Benjamin Curtis (guitar and electronics) and Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (vocals and more electronics) are fonder of Joy Division and the early Cure, stylishly updated with pop flair and holy-aura harmonies. "Dial" comes with a full-rock slam, done with machines. But it makes you wonder how this School would sound with a real rhythm section.