New York’s The Depreciation Guild (lead by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s drummer Kurt Feldman) have made one hell of a beautiful sophomore album – stretching out their fuzzy, 8-bit infused dream-pop into anthemic territory. The most noticeable aspects being the vocals and rhythms have been pushed up front – accentuating what I’m pretty sure is the old-school Nintendo music backed by guitars and choruses.
The production on our Jam of the Day “My Chariot,” and the album as a whole, is extremely sharp. It retains the spirit of the band’s chiptune/shoegaze foundation while providing a smoother, poppier, and altogether more uplifting sound.
Spirit Youth, the new album, dropped May 18th.