In Her Gentle Jaws

Kanine Records
Release date
29 Sep 2009
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 In Her Gentle Jaws 4:21 22,770
2 Sky Ghosts 4:16 27,208
3 Darklooming 4:29 16,616
4 Butterfly Kisses 4:03 24,736
5 Digital Solace 3:28 16,034
6 A Room, A Canvas 4:14 15,163
7 Parasol Parachute 3:01 15,354
8 Water Window 2:47 12,943
9 Nautilus 6:09 16,228
10 Heavy Eyes 4:56 14,409

About this album

In Her Gentle Jaws is the first LP by American / and band The Depreciation Guild, originally self-released digitally on December 5, 2007. Vocalist/guitarist/programmer Kurt Feldman and guitarist Akira Hashizume recorded the album over the course of a week in January 2007 at the house of a close friend. Hashizume later left the band to go back to graduate school in May 2007 and was replaced by one of Feldman’s college friends, guitarist Christoph Hochheim, who helped Feldman produce and finalize the album.

The band released the album for free on their own website, feeling that it was the best way to reach as many people as possible. Feldman, Hochheim, and band manager John DeCicco collaborated with Lucha Design and artist Agi Morawska (who also made In Her Gentle Jaws’ album art, and eventually designed all of the band’s future artwork and merchandise) in order to create it. In Her Gentle Jaws was downloaded almost 100,000 times during the website’s lifetime, not including figures from other websites and blogs that also offered it for free.

After the album’s release, the Depreciation Guild signed with Kanine Records; the band had previously played at shows put on by the label’s founders, Lio and Kay Kanine, and developed a personal relationship with them. Kanine Records subsequently remastered and reissued In Her Gentle Jaws in physical formats for the first time in September 2009, making it available as both a CD and as a crystal clear vinyl LP in deluxe packaging, limited to 500 copies worldwide.

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  • Joshoewaa

    Still my favourite album. Not convinced that will ever change.

    20 Oct 4:02pm Reply
  • Vote4cake

    "Release date 29 Sep 2009" Oh look, it's 29 Sep 2012 today.

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Graysonisdeath

    Love love loveeeee.. this thinggg. <3

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Stugard

    Okay, it took a few closer listens, but this really is brilliant. Kurt Feldman, you are a genius.

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • zinyadu

    and by the way far better than the pop washed new album

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
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    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • placebo_molko

    It's not like we can't still get it for free...

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Joshoewaa

    i've got to stop leaving this album shouts, but seriously, its so fucking good, definitely in my top 5 all-time so far!

    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • IWannaBeAdored

    What a brilliant album, only got into them recently after seeing them support the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. I love the digital effects throughout the album mixed with the shoegaze influences.

    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • mrillintent

    At least there's since been a CD release.

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Joshoewaa

    @mrillintent: it's no longer available for free download because its now on general release on a record label. even if they wanted it to still be free, i don't think they'd legally be allowed to unless under creative commons license, which i don't believe it it. besides, we've had nearly 2 years to get it downloaded ;)

    4 Oct 2009 Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    oh god, i love this.

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mrillintent

    How come it's no longer available for download?

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • pez0

    still the greatest album

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Joshoewaa

    this is one of the greatest albums i have ever heard.. and its free. truely phenomenal!

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • blaaarg

    Best free album... ever?

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Ackslawsin

    Over exaggerration, Ted?

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
  • earfolds

    Best album of the millennium.

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • CDavis

    How can something so amazing be free?!

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
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