GEMS brings their ethereal, dream-pop sound to the U Street Music Hall on Friday, October 23rd. They open for Autre Ne Veut.
Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher comprise GEMS. Currently based in LA, they are originally from DC.
Now they return to DC with their first full-length album, Kill the One You Love, set to be released on October 30th via Carpark Records. They previously released an EP, Medusa, in 2013.
Having had a chance to preview the album before its release date, it is easy to predict their upcoming show will be one to remember.
Their first single, “Living as a Ghost”, premiered via NPR, who said, “GEMS is that special group for me, a former hometown band about to be discovered by everyone else.”
“Living as a Ghost”
Other songs currently available, “Soak” and “w/o u”, show off the dramatic, hopeful lyrics and melodies that define GEMS.
GEMS has been compared to other bands like Beach House, the xx, Sleigh Bells and Purity Ring, but Stereogum says, they have planted “a flag in distinct territory of their own, a winsome mishmash of ‘90s pop/alt-rock/R&B sounds.”
Tickets are available here.
Pre-order the album, Kill the Ones You Love, via iTunes and Carpark Records.
GEMS (Opening for Autre Ne Veut)
U Street Music Hall
Friday, October 23
Doors @ 7:00pm