THE DEPRECIATION GUILD To Release Debut Full-Length Album Online as Free Download Band to play record release show December 5th
The Depreciation Guild is two boys and a Famicom.
A fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched rock/electronic duo consisting of Kurt Feldman (Guitar, Vocals, Programming/Chip-tunes, Toys) and Christoph Hochheim (Guitar, Vocals). Backed solely by a Nintendo Entertainment System, the band blankets their sound with the crushing blows of its 8-Bit 2A03 sound chip. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of classic shoegaze and dreampop bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Cocteau Twins, as well as more electronically-informed contemporary acts like M83 and Ulrich Schnauss, The Depreciation Guild have artfully cultivated a unique sound that strikes a balance between progressive and retro-chic. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, the band is no stranger to the local club circuit, having performed at renowned venues such as the Knitting Factory, Cake Shop, Galapagos, Don Hills, and the famed 2006 Blip Fest. The band’s first EP, Nautilus, released by 8BitPeoples in January 2006, is a blissed-out, guitar-heavy epic that was received with international acclaim.
Now, The Depreciation Guild have finished work on their first full-length release, entitled In Her Gentle Jaws, which includes the driving single “Butterfly Kisses”, a live favorite among their loyal fan base. Set for release in December 2007, In Her Gentle Jaws takes the band’s songwriting and arranging to breathtaking new places. From the sonic attack of “Sky Ghosts” to the lullaby calm of “Heavy Eyes”, The Depreciation Guild have created a piece of music designed to be heard as a whole – an album filled with highs and lows, saturated in color, and drifting into dream.
In Her Gentle Jaws was self-produced in New York. It was mixed in Chicago by Joshua Eustis, one half of renowned experimental electronic group Telefon Tel Aviv. Eustis’s resume includes work with artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Bebel Gilberto, Apparat, Robin Guthrie, and The Album Leaf. The record was mastered back home in Brooklyn by Bill Racine. Racine assisted producer Dave Fridmann on modern classics from the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, and has more recently produced albums for Rogue Wave and Mark Gardner of Ride. The iconic digital album art was designed by Agi Morawska for Lucha Design.
Pre-release buzz includes a recent full-length feature on influential website PopMatters; a 2-page feature in high-profile Latin America-based music magazine, Indie Rocks!; and a host of blogs from around the world.
In Her Gentle Jaws will be self-released, online, for free. It will be available at www.inhergentlejaws.com. The band will play a show to celebrate the launch of the website and release of the album on Wednesday, December 5, at 205 Bar in New York.
Download a 2-song sampler here.