From the congested e-mail inbox of the A&E editor: The Depreciation Guild


If Simple Minds and Sonic the Hedgehog had a child and then sent it off to a European boarding school, you might get Brooklyn-based The Depreciation Guild's new single "Dream About Me" (Kanine Records).

Fuzzy guitars, an 8-bit Nintendo soundcard and vocalist/guitarist/soundchip-maestro Kurt Feldman's head-in-the-clouds vox push this experimental-pop song into the ether where it can meet up with the occasionally twinkling, sometimes anti-matter heavy tracks from their 2007 full-length In Her Gentle Jaws (which was self-released and available exclusively as a free download).

It's shoegaze music that makes you want to look up.

See The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Depreciation Guild and Cymbals Eat Guitars at Neurolux on Monday, Sept. 14. Tickets are 8 bucks in advance, 10 at the door.

(Video courtesy of Pitchfork TV.)