February 10, 2017 12:49 pm
Stream the latest from GEMS, “X Valentine,” via SoundCloud.
You can pick up the track via the Carpark shop and iTunes. It is also streaming now on Spotify.
“This Valentine’s Day will be the first we won’t spend together. I had that realization recently when I flew back east to visit my parents for the holidays. Going through the boxes Clifford and I had packed away was like going through a time capsule. There were photographs of us from years ago, young and blindly optimistic. There was a stack of cards and Valentines we’d written one another, each one proclaiming our undying love. Even when times were tough, as long as we had one another we could conquer anything. Even if we didn’t have a home, we had a home together. As it turns out, life marches on regardless, and sometimes the most vibrant love can cease to grow. However, ‘X Valentine’ isn’t a funeral dirge, but a recognition of a past great love and a resilience that two people share as they move forward through life alone.”
December 13, 2016 12:05 pm
“Blow Out The Light” is the first track in the series “Every Full Moon”. The full moon represents a time of culmination and fulfillment, of coming full circle, and a symbolic illumination in our inner lives that is mirrored in the night sky. GEMS will be releasing a new song with every full moon. Stream “Blow Out The Light” here.
“Blow Out The Light” is not the usual breakup song, mostly because the ex-couple wrote the song together. It’s release on December’s Long, Cold Full Moon reflects the hardships of a breakup: excessively reflecting on the past, trying to move on, and wanting the pain to vanish like a candle blown out in a dark room. The production is true to GEMS’ dark and dreamy nature, but is even more crisp and alluring.
November 30, 2015 4:50 pm
In light of the holiday season, we are offering new bundles on the Carpark shop for a discounted price. On top of this, you will receive an extra 20% off your purchase from December 1st through January 1st (excluding merch.)
See below & check out the shop for details.
CD Grab Bag / $19.00 + shipping
American Giant Sweet Sixteen Sweatpants + Test Pressing bundle / $69.00 + shipping
CAK100 Carpark Records Racecar USB + Test Pressing bundle /$29.00 + shipping
CAK100 Carpark Records Racecar USB + Speedy Ortiz Tote Bag bundle / $32.00 + shipping
CAK100 Carpark Records Racecar USB + Skylar Spence Tees bundles / $34.00 + shipping
CAK100 Carpark Records Racecar USB + Gems Black T-Shirt bundle / $34.00 + shipping
October 30, 2015 10:12 am
The debut album from GEMS, Kill the One You Love, is out today! Pick up a copy from the Carpark shop, iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite retailer. The album is also streaming via Spotify. The Carpark shop is currently sold out, but visit your local record store to see if they have the limited edition white vinyl version of the LP.
The duo also shared their newest music video for the third single of the album, “Soak.” You can view it now via Interview Magazine.
October 29, 2015 12:51 pm
GEMS’ debut album “Kill the One You Love” is out tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited! In honor of the release, the duo has shared a new music video for their track “Soak”. You can watch it now via Interview Magazine. Written, directed, & produced by Wacho.
One more day left to place your pre-orders in the Carpark shop and iTunes!