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Ice Choir

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In late 2010, Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Kurt Feldman was splitting his time between drumming for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and acting as frontman for the Depreciation Guild's decidedly more shoegaze sounds. In October of 2010, Feldman began writing songs and recording demos on what would come to be the Depreciation Guild's final tour. While Feldman was unclear on whether the songs fit into Depreciation Guild's stylistic bigger picture, the point soon became moot as the band broke up in the early days of 2011. Feldman continued work on these demos, eventually fleshing them out at great length into the first songs by new recording project Ice Choir. Two songs under the new moniker were released on the Internet, and over the next year Feldman crafted an album of songs indebted to '80s production, enamored with vintage synthesizer tones and touched with his own special gift for unique pop hooks. Ice Choir's debut album, Afar, arrived in the summer of 2012, and featured a cameo vocal performance from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek.

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Who Are…Ice Choir

By Annie Zaleski, Contributor

Kurt Feldman is one of the busiest musicians in New York. Although his chiptune-flecked dreampop project the Depreciation Guild broke up in 2010, he currently drums for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and produces bands in his apartment-based studio. Feldman is also a rabid fan of obscure new-wave (favorites include Danish electropop act Gangway and noted cult figure Bill Nelson), Japanese synthpop and shoegaze bands — all of which inspire and inform his new… more »

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