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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.