Today, GEMS have shared their first cover of Seal’s classic “Don’t Cry,” with a signature ethereal and romantic pop-layered shimmer. GEMS’ dramatic, dreamily atmospheric version makes perfect sense.” “Don’t Cry” comes off the heels of GEMS’ debut EP, Medusa, released in November 2013, and is in anticipation of more things to come for the DC-based duo.
The duo will also be heading out on the road for select dates this winter, with a one-off date in Charlottesville with Cults and a co-headlining Popshop NYC show with WET this February in Manhattan. They’ll also put on a free (with RSVP) performance in Chicago, a night at the Drake Hotel in Toronto and a set at Savannah Stopover before making the trek down to Austin for this year’s South by Southwest Festival in March, with details to follow.
The four tracks on Medusa weave a dark web of intimate male and female vocals, hazy guitars and lush synthesizers, with songs that are tragic, haunting, and tinged with melancholy and existential longing, and is just the start for this band on the rise.
GEMS 2014 Tour Dates
01.30.14 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA *
02.06.14 – Westway – New York, NY #
02.07.14 – Subterranean (Red Bull Sound Select) – Chicago, IL !
02.08.14 – Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
03.06.14 – Savannah Stopover – Savannah, GA
03.11.14-03.16.14 – SXSW – Austin, TX
* with Cults
# with Wet
! with My Gold Mask, Glass Lux