Rate the Artist:

Please visit The Deli's full web charts organized by genre and region.

Go to Charts


Best of NYC #16: The Depreciation Guild

Best of NYC #16: The Depreciation Guild

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record store personnel, DJs, and our writers and readers).

Taking on different aspects of pop music can get you varying degrees of success and Brooklyn band The Depreciation Guild has found a way to mix it up with their take on shoegazing emo/pop running alongside Nintendo backing tracks. The band started turning heads and ears in 2007 after the release of their album "In Her Gentle Jaws" as a free download. Their 1st release “Nautilus” was a 3 song EP that got them the attention of 8-Bit People, a small label whose love for video games is not hidden in shame. The bands’ sophomore release, Spirit Youth, sees a departure from the lo-tech 8-bit blips that made the debut album so recognizable. We find instead an even more pronounced shoegaze element in layered guitar and ethereal vocals.

Published: July 26, 2010 |

This Emerging Artist is based in NYC,
check out other talented locals we picked
for our NYC Artist of the Month poll below!

New Poll Coming Soon!

sponsored by::



NYC New Bands With Buzz

- news for musician and music pros -