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Ablebody – “After Hours” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Los Angeles duo Ablebody has been touring with the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Fear Of Men, and frontman Christoph Hochheim used to play in Pains, so it should surprise no one that “After Hours,” the A-side from Ablebody’s new 7-inch, is a study in post-punk jangle. (Incidentally, Hochheim and his brother Anton,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Ablebody – “After Hours”

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 twi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Q&A: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s Kip Berman On Days Of Abandon, The Band’s New Lineup, And The Folly Of Double Vinyl

Judging from what little we’ve heard so far — lead single “Simple And Sure,” a snippet of intro “Art Smock” — the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s upcoming third album Days Of Abandon marks a significant scaling back from the arena shoegaze grandeur of 2011’s Belong. But it’s also not just a return to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

Ablebody – “Sally Hot Jazz” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

We first heard “Sally Hot Jazz” from Christoph Hochheim’s solo project Ablebody earlier this year just before he self-released his All My Everybody EP. The song has now been given a visual treatment and it’s all shadows and rainbows, lining up quite nicely with the track’s ethereal melancholy. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 30, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Ablebody – “Sally Hot Jazz” (Stereogum Premiere)

Ablebody is the solo project of the former Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Depreciation Guild guitarist Christoph Hochheim. Hochheim has been releasing music under this moniker since 2011, dishing out an EP of covers, crafting remixes and demoing original material via Bandcamp and SoundCloud. “Sally Hot Jazz” is an offering from his upcoming… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 9, 2013 - 12:15 pm