Posts Tagged ‘GEMS’

May 9, 2018

We love what Turntable Kitchen has been doing with various artists, teaming up with them to release full covers of classic albums and artists on vinyl. The latest such ear turning foray involves Washington, D.C. indie duo GEMS, who’ve chosen to cover John Lennon’s LP Imagine in its entirety. Crippled Inside is the latest single they’ve shared from the project. We never expected to hear Lennon in quite such a fashion, but GEMS has created a gorgeously dark electro/alt-pop rendition of Crippled Inside, inflected with shades of breathy Phantogram and hints of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill. Deliciously warped synths adorn the sensuously bewitching cover. GEMS’ cover of John Lennon’s Imagine is available exclusively from Turntable Kitchen’s SOUNDS DELICIOUS vinyl subscription service, here.

July 24, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.18.2017 – 07.19.2017

Featured Music – July 18-19, 2017
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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July 19, 2017

“Gems, gems, and more gems,” should seriously be GEMS’ slogan, if bands actually had slogans. Or perhaps it should be: “Gems, gems, and more gems, once a month, on every full moon.” Except due to time constraints and other constricting factors, we’re sharing a new bewitching song from the Washington, D.C. indie duo long after the moon has left its waxed peak. You In My Dream Pt. 1 is a ghostly electro pop and muggy alt pop piece. Gossamer yet sultry, the chiffon hovering beauty feels like a faded dream, accompanied by a broken heart. Lindsay of GEMS explains: “When I listen to this song, I’m transported to the living room of the house Cliff and I shared for a year together, almost suffocated by the still air in the 90 degree heat, the late afternoon sun pouring through the sheer curtains, illuminating the bits of dust hanging in the air. How did I exist in this limbo for as long as I did? It’s only been a month and it feels like a lifetime ago, like a barely tangible dream. I go there now as a visitor, and it’s nice to see my old friend, my closest collaborator. Nothing can ever take that away from us.” You In My Dreams Pt. 1 is the seventh installment in GEMS’ Every Full Moon series. Re-visit prior installments on Soundcloud, here.

May 13, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.10.2017

Featured music – May 10th, 2017

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May 11, 2017

A full moon waxes on the horizon as the latest installment from GEMS’ Every Full Moon series arrives on our doorstep to shoot us into orbit on its supple chords and delicate vocals. Forgive Me’s diaphanous pop is pure and angelic, the epitome of grace in finespun sound. The song ripples gently and sways gingerly, all the while caressing with the tenderness of Rhye and pushing pulling with the limber melancholy of WET. For prior transcendental installments from GEMS’ monthly series, visit their Soundcloud, here.

April 16, 2017

In case you’ve been sleeping on GEMS’ Every Full Moon series, let me catch you up on what’s going on. The Washington, D.C. indie duo have been releasing a new enthralling tune every month when the moon waxes luminously full and perfectly rotund. It’s been nearly half a year since GEMS started this series, and each song that’s arrived has been a bewitching ‘gem’ indeed. Poison is the latest in their stellar sequence of tunes. If this is what poison actually tastes like, sign me up for some toxins, quick! Poison’s smoky simmering, crisp springing alt pop is reminiscent of EX COPS, Stars, and Metric. There’s an ominous sense of doom to be found in the song despite its euphonious appeal. Dark yet mellifluous, cataclysmic yet dulcet… Poison is a lethal concoction that has slayed my heart. You can find GEMS prior songs on Soundcloud, here.

February 17, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 02.16.2017

Feature Selections – February 16th 2017

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February 17, 2017

This month’s full moon has gone and passed, as has Valentine’s Day. But the torment and regret that comes with the pangs of love still hang heavy in the air, thanks to Washington, D.C.’s GEMS. This month, their Every Full Moon series brings us X Valentine, a resolute song which Gems explains came out of an intensely emotional experience after band member Lindsay returned home over Christmas. She found boxes of old photos and letters, and these relics made her realize this would be the first Valentine’s Day she doesn’t spend with Clifford. But GEMS has fashioned a resilient song out of those emotions. X Valentine is a bold and edgy, vibrant and brazen alt and electro song that pays tribute to lost love and the strength that comes from moving forward alone. X Valentine feels triumphant and sassy in all its brassy lavish glam and glitz. Re-visit GEMS’ prior songs from their Every Full Moon series on Soundcloud.

January 14, 2017

GEMS is in the midst of their Every Full Moon series in which they swaddle us with a new slice of dreamy enthralling electronic pop every month. The DC duo follow up on last month’s treat, Blow Out The Light, with a dusky slinking, rich whirring new tune fittingly named Free Fall. Gauzy guitar riffs and jagged beats sit in a bed of hazy electro opulence on this thoroughly bewitching gem, a must for any fan of bands like Sylvan Esso and Purity Ring. Free Fall can also be streamed on Spotify. As we eagerly await the next full moon (and a fresh lunar new year at that), you can re-visit some of GEMS prior inebriating tunes on Soundcloud.

January 4, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.30.2016 – 01.02.2017

Featured music – December 30th – January 2nd, 2016

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