Ablebody

Christoph and Anton Hochheim are probably best known for their involvement in Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and to a much lesser extent the now defunct shoegaze/chiptune group Depreciation Guild (whose initial releases were so dear to me in high school that I actually quietly boycotted Pains when they first came out). The twin brothers also perform in Ablebody, a project that contains the great qualities they’ve brought to those other bands. The newest single “After Hours” builds a fog of romantic haze, with the brothers’ jangly guitar and heavy drums shining through like the bulb from a lighthouse. Listen to it below and grab the 7″ when they go on tour with Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

The “After Hours” 7″ is out 5/20 and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

Comments (6)
  1. holy shit i never thought i’d see the name Depreciation Guild ever again. In Her Gentle Jaws is still a really great record.

  2. “Christoph and Anton Hochheim are probably best known for their involvement in Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and to a much lesser extent the now defunct shoegaze/chiptune group Depreciation Guild”

    I highly doubt it — Christoph was only a touring member with TPOBPAH, while both he and Anton were deeply connected to the DG fanbase. Anyway, we all just want the Guild to come back anyway…

    • Christoph played with them on Belong, but they are touring members now (and before Belong). But I just meant that people tend to be more familiar with Pains than DG. You’re totally right though, and I miss the Guild too…

  3. You had me at Depreciation Guild… such an underrated band, I think. Love this new track. I will be seeing them when they open for TPOBPAH in May.

  4. Definitely the best Ablebody song to date. As an aside, Christoph’s guitar playing on Spirit Youth (and with the Depreciation Guild in general) is actually what inspired me to pick up the instrument myself—still hoping they’ll reunite someday!

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