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The Depreciation Guild's CD release party at the Knit, May 25

Hey, have you met The Depreciation Guild? You may already be acquainted with vocalist/guitarist Kurt Feldman and guitarist Christoph Hochheim’s other band, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. A lot has happened since The Depreciation Guild released its debut album, “In Her Gentle Jaws” in the fall of 2007. Initially available as a free download, “In Her Gentle Jaws” was picked up by Kanine Records, who signed the band and released the remastered album on CD and vinyl last year. The band added a live drummer, Anton Hochheim, and has trekked across the country and beyond with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cymbals Eat Guitars, School of Seven Bells and most recently, Norwegian noise rockers Serena-Maneesh.
The Depreciation Guild returns strong with a mature, pensive sophomore album, “Spirit Youth.” While the Famicom is more apparent in “In Her Gentle Jaws,” the more subtle use of the gaming system’s oscillating beeps shifts the band closer to dream pop than to 8-bit music. Recorded during the summer of last year, “Spirit Youth” yields a slicker coat of production helmed by Telefon Tel Aviv’s Joshua Eustis. The richer album is a seamless collection of melodious tunes adorned with lush, amorous guitars and striking drums. The lovelorn lyrics, sonic evocation of dream pop bands of yesteryear and sounds of the Nintendo that have long been muffled and neglected in closets leave listeners with a sense of longing for the days of our youth. Celebrate the release of “Spirit Youth,” which drops on May 18, at the band’s record release show with Wild Nothing and Braids at the Knitting Factory on May 25. P.S. This is the video of the song "Nautilus", from their debut CD, songs from upcoming album can be streamed here. - Nancy Chow


The Morning Benders open for Broken Bells at Music Box in Hollywood 5/19

Highly anticipated Broken Bells show with The Morning Benders this Wednesday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre in Hollywood. For those who don’t know, Broken Bells is the amalgamation of L.A.-based producer Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse and James Mercer, lead singer from indie-music heavyweights The Shins. The Morning Benders newest album Big Echo (produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) is a beautiful blend of lo-fi percussion, melodic arpeggios and soft falsetto. Guitars with heavy reverb harken back to surf rock of the 50s and 60s, while a wurlitzer smoothes it out for a laissez-faire listening experience. Both bands are bi-coastal and both bands completely rock.


A candidate for the 'Chilled Record of Summer 2010": Miniature Tigers

In the summer we all need a record to chillax to, don't we? The music of Miniature Tiger, who will be releasing their sophomore album "Fortress" in late July, seems to have all the right requirements to be the soundtrack of our battery recharging moments. The band has a song produced by Neon Indian currently streaming on Stereogum - but we recommend you also check out their older material on their myspace page, there are some beautiful pop gems in these guys' repertoire.


Fang Island announce dates with Flaming Lips

Exciting times for Brooklyn's indie avant-prog combo Fang Island after they earned Pitchfork's "Best new Music" blessing. The band announced dates supporting The Flaming Lips in July - definitely a fitting opener for the quirky psych rock darlings. Fang Island will also headline their own mini-tour beginning May 15th in Phoenix, leading to a NYC homecoming on May 29th with Dan Deacon to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Cake Shop. The quintet also plays Chicago's Green Music Fest in June. Fang Island began, oddly enough, as an art school project while the band members were attending the prodigious Rhode Island School of Design (also the foundation for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savvy Fav, Six Finger Satellite, Lightning Bolt and some band called the Talking Heads.)


Deli Fest Friday: April Smith, Motel Motel, Shayna Zaid

While weirdos of all ages, sexes and races will head to Glasslands to witness some of the noisiest bands on Earth, more "normal" New Yorkers (who actually care about their hearing) will fill up Brooklyn Bowl to be entarteined in some kind of old style way by our wonderful April Smith and the Great Picture. Shall NYC party boys behave like gentlemen for one night - her music calls for it. Mellow folk rockers Motel Motel and emotional but fun loving Shayna Zaid and The Catch will be noteworthy openers.


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