Track Work: GEMS, “Scars”

By Ally Schweitzer


Last year, dream-pop duo GEMS released what I consider D.C.’s best pop recording of 2013, the shimmering and sad Medusa EP. Since then, the nomadic pair (Lindsay Pitts and Cliff Usher) have been nailing down tour dates, posting moody Instagram photos and—most exciting of all—preparing what will either be an LP or an EP, due out sometime in 2015.

Last night the band premiered a song from that in-progress release. It’s called “Scars,” and it’s got all of the beautiful, delicate elements of what has become GEMS’ signature sound.

The band begins a short tour with Hundred Waters on June 22. No D.C. dates have been announced yet.