Gems

Kill The One You Love

Washington, D.C., duo GEMS makes existential confusion and romantic desperation unusually sensual and alluring on its debut. These haunted, hushed songs, feature melancholic vocals and carefully crafted tapestries influenced by Cocteau Twins and trip-hop. Less visceral than Beach House and more rhythmic than Trespassers William, GEMS creates its own distinct shade of contemporary dream-pop.