“In Her Gentle Jaws” Reissue Out Now On Itunes & On Deluxe Clear Vinyl
Featured Editors Pick For iTunes & eMusic
Featured On Urban Outfitters “LSTN” Compilation Out NOW
Tour With School Of Seven Bells
10/8 – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir
10/9 – VANCOUVER, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
10/10 – SEATTLE, WA – Neumo’s
10/13 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/14 – CHICAGO, IL – Empty Bottle
10/15 – TORONTO, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/16 – NORTHAMPTON, MA – Iron Horse
10/17 – BOSTON, MA – Paradise
CMJ Tour Dates
10/ 21 – Kanine Showcase – Cake Shop – New York
10/23 – SESEAC Showcase – Cake Shop – New York
10/24 – Self-Titled Magazine Showcase – Glasslands – Brooklyn
“Laptop pop and shoegaze. Surprisingly, the mishmash of these two genres with video game music feels organic” Pitchfork
“Soaring, shoegazing soundscapes of pop wonder” Chromewaves.com
“Not to be missed!” Insound
“Their shoegaze meets prog meets dream-pop sound is truly stunning to witness in a live setting (a brilliant light show doesn’t hurt either!)” theMusicSlut.com
“It felt like you were standing inside a kaleidoscope while they played” Popwreckoning.com
“The Guild grows slow-rising melodies from its 8-bit foundations, intertwining glimmering computed effects with a wall of jagged and soothing guitars” The Onion
“The trio is poised to become the best band of the shoegaze movement’s second wave” XLR8R.com
As effacingly discrete as their name, Brooklyn-based 3-piece The Depreciation Guild have been making underground waves to match those created by their fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched melodies.
Artfully combining progressive and retro chic, the trio draws influence from shoegaze guitar walls, dreampop highs, and the rigidity of electronic rhythms, while creating a sound that is a bit different from both, dreamily reinventing their musical heritage.
The pieces may seem disparate, but they weave together masterfully. One part stems from the utilization of a 8-bit Nintendo soundcard: painstakingly self-taught by frontman Kurt Feldman, the modified entertainment system is used to compose a crushing backdrop of rhythmic, synthetic elements. Yet its use is tasteful, seamlessly blending with guitars, drums and hushed vocals to create the band’s layered sound.
Along with Kurt on vocals, guitar and soundchips, The Depreciation Guild is comprised of twin brothers Christoph Hochheim (guitar, vocals) and Anton Hochheim (live drums).
Following their premiere full-length In Her Gentle Jaws, self-released in December ‘07 exclusively as a free download, the album has already found its way to over 90,000 hard drives. The stir across the Internet, as well as in their own backyard, is testament to some breathtaking songwriting and arranging. A musical piece to be heard as a whole saturated in color, and drifting into dream.
2008 highlights for the band included headlining the annual Geekfest in Mexico, and playing American Eagle’s New American Music Union festival in Pittsburgh, sharing a stage with the likes of Bob Dylan and The Raconteurs.
For 2009, The Depreciation Guild has been busy – releasing (and promptly selling out) of the white vinyl “Dream About Me” single, with the upcoming re-release of In Her Gentle Jaws – now available digitally and available on clear vinyl September 29th – and they are currently putting the finishing touches on the sophomore album, recording with Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv
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