Out Now! The Depreciation Guild / In Her Gentle Jaws / FCRD-014
The Depreciation Guild - In Her Gentle Jaws (FCRD-014)
P&C 2009 / kanine records under license to fastcut records
Finally Japan edition cd of The Depreciation Guild 'In Her Gentle Jaws' is out now!
Including exclusive bonus tracks 'Listless' and 'Kimi Ni Mune Kyun (YMO Cover)'.
for japanese listeners, TDG sound is similar to Cornelius, Flipper's Guitar, Gangway etc...
the mixture of 8Bit + Shoegaze + Dream Pop give us a brand new taste of music.
Available at Fastcut Records' Shop, diskunion, FLAKE RECORDS, JETSET, new day dawning, HMV, Amazon, Tower Records etc...
Here's Biography on Kanine Records, USA...
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 (www.inhergentlejaws.com), 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.
Also notable is the band’s close relation to new indie breakouts The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, as the bands busily share two members in Kurt and Christoph. Though The Depreciation Guild’s existence pre-dates The Pains’, this alliance has already resulted in one sold-out tour of the US, and another cross-country trek is booked for the bro-bands in September/October.
Upcoming, the new single, “Dream About Me,” will be released on white 7” vinyl and digital download and “In Her Gentle Jaws” will be remastered and released with deluxe vinyl packaging.