May 29, 2012

The Ice Choir

One of my favorite bands of the last few years was a little shoegaze/dreampop act called The Depreciation Guild. In five years they released released two stellar albums, 2006's chiptune-heavy In Her Gentle Jaws and 2011's more straight ahead Spirit Youth. While frontman Kurt Feldman dissolved the band in 2011 to focus on his gig as drummer in The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, he's back in 2012 with a new equally swooning and dreamy 80's inspired band The Ice Choir. The first single from their upcoming album Afar (out 7/31 on Underwater Peoples) is "Teletrips", a lush cut that demonstrates everything we've come to love from his oeuvre: lovely Cocteau Twins-esque melodies, production sheen and a refusal to sound "cool". With the Ice Choir, dude is once again making music that is both heartfelt and possible to share with your dad.

Stream: The Ice Choir - Teletrips:

Afar will be out July 31 on Underwater Peoples.

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