Niku creates music that combines layers of grainy and warbly electronic sounds with the occasional mayhem of a mathy/moody post-punk band. Want a taster? Download We Still Fight (featuring Chris Cunningham) via SoundCloud:
Stay tuned for more info about the release and other upcoming shows!
New Gems video! Check out ‘Koi’, featuring Okanomodé on vocals.
Directed by Blake Whitaker.
Dancing by Anne-Tyler Harshbarger.
In Seattle? Make sure you come to Gems’ album release show!
April 19th, Seattle Release Show
@ The Sunset w/Gold Wolf Galaxy and Vox Mod
Happy release day, friends! Gems’ Tall Mountain is officially out today. If you missed out on the pre-order, now is your chance to get the record! Tall Mountain is available digitally at iTunes and Amazon. You can also purchase 12″ VINYL or CD or at our Online Store. If you’re in Seattle, drop into Sonic Boom (Ballard) or Everyday Music (Capitol Hill).
See Gems perform the songs live at some upcoming Seattle-area shows:
April 6th, Tacoma Release Show
@ The New Frontier Lounge
April 19th, Seattle Release Show
@ The Sunset
Love for Gems
“…funky in a way that is almost unfathomable to the uninitiated.” – No Goddamn Dancing
“…caught our ears straight away. Don’t let this gem slip away.” – Cast the Dice
“…liquid-sex bass-lines and champagne-bubble leads seduce you to the dance floor.” – The Stranger
Gems has a brand new video out for their track “Tall Mountain”!
The video was directed by Ryan Wylie.
“Tall Mountain” appears on Gems upcoming album, Tall Mountain, available everywhere April 2nd.
Perhaps an introduction is in order?
Gems is a instrumental electronic band consisting of two drummers and two keyboardists who’s music will make you dance. Without fail. The members of Gems have played in other projects you might recognize, including: Macklemore, John Grant, Blue Scholars, Ormonde and The Kindness Kind.
Download Ice Dime via SoundCloud:
A few dates upcoming for Gems include:
KEXP Sonarchy Broadcast:
Sunday night, March 17th, midnight
Stream from anywhere www.kexp.org
Tall Mountain LISTENING PARTY!
Come pre-order/listen to Tall Mountain with Gems two weeks before it’s officially released!
Friday, March 22nd @ Vermillion
1508 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
21+ 7-9pm FREE
Gems official Tacoma release show!
Saturday April 6th @ The New Frontier Lounge
w/ I Like Science, Week of Wonders
21+ 9:30 $5
Tall Mountain release show!
Friday April 19th @ The Sunset
w/ Vox Mod, Gold Wolf Galaxy
21+, 9pm, $8
Stay tuned! We’ll have more info soon regarding singles / videos / and other tid bits before Tall Mountain’s release.
You can buy Powers That Be‘s new EP online :
We’ll have more news, music, and tid bits coming up soon…
Lout #1 & #2
We’re excited to announce that Powers That Be, the moniker of London-based songwriter Tom Beecham, is set to release the 1st in a series of EP’s on February 12, 2013. Combining a multitude of sounds ranging from shoegaze, surf, dream-pop, brit-pop and 60s psych, Powers That Be is sure to draw the listener in within the first few beats of the first single ‘Valencia’. Gusto is the word that comes to mind.
A songwriter known in Seattle and beyond as leader of the critically acclaimed Raggedy Anns, as well as for singing in front of the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Beecham’s new work is even more ground-breaking and we are incredibly excited to have his new project as part of the DBAL family!
January 10th – Come join Don’t Be a Lout Music at Barboza as we officially welcome double-drum/double-synth quartet Gems to our roster, as well as showcase some of our other artists, including Seattle’s Niku, and Charles Larson (Brooklyn). The fantastic DJ Introcut opens the night and will spin the rest of the evening.
Let’s do this!
January 10, 2013 8:00 pm
21+, $8 advance
As you might have already known, our boy Charles Larson met up last month with KRTS in his Brooklyn studio to see if a collaboration could happen. What came of it ?
They ended up writing a song together – “Breathe With Me” – and it just happened to make the final cut for KRTS’ upcoming 2LP on Project Mooncircle. A few more surprises on the record are the talents of Stevee Wellons (KRTS mother) and Jon Hairston (KRTS brother) – nothing beats an album featuring family members. Not to mention KRTS’ unbelievable talent in writing songs, beats and lacing them with beautiful melodies.
Pre-order your copies of “The Dread Of An Unknown Evil”
If you’d care to treat your ears to a snippet of what the 2LP sounds like, you won’t regret it.
Stay tuned – there’s more to come.