Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Depreciation Guild Announce US Tour With School Of Seven Bells
Premiere "Sky Ghosts" (Allen Blickle From Baroness Remix) On The Music Sl#t
On Tour NOW With Pains Of Being Pure At Heart And Cymbals Eat Guitars
"In Her Gentle Jaws" Deluxe Vinyl & Digital Edition Out This Fall
Click Here To Listen To "Sky Ghosts" (Baroness Remix) On The Music Sl#t
Click Here To See Pitchfork TV Premiere Video For "Dream About Me"
“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
"These [three] gents' music is a wonderful collage of guitars, drums, fuzzy electronics, and heartfelt lyrics that, in this writer's opinion, places them a couple steps ahead of most post-rock acts. Makes me want to hop the L train and give these guys a hug." 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.
US TOUR DATES
With The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart & Cymbals Eat Guitars
9/15 - NEUMO’S - Seattle WA
9/17 - DOUG FIR LOUNGE - Portland OR
9/18 - GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL - San Francisco CA
9/19 Sep 2009 - THE TROUBADOR - Los Angeles CA
9/21 - CASBAH - San Diego CA
9/22 Sep - CLUB CONGRESS - Tuscon AZ
9/24 - LOLA’S SALOON - Fort Worth TX
9/25 - MOHAWK - Austin TX
9/26 - ONE EYED JACKS - New Orleans LA
9/27 - CLUB DOWN UNDER Tallahassee FL
9/28 - THE EARL Atlanta GA
9/29 - LOCAL 506 - Chapel Hill NC
9/30 - THE BLACK CAT - Washington DC
10/1 - OTTOBAR - Baltimore MD
10/3 - WEBSTER HALL - New York NY
10/5 - FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH - Philadelphia PA
10/ 21 - Cake Shop (CMJ)
Tour With School Of Seven Bells
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
More To Be Announced Soon...
Posted: 9/15/2009 03:51:00 PM