HAPPY RELEASE DAY – Gems’ “Tall Mountain” Out Now!

Gems - Tall Mountain

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

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New Gems Video – “Tall Mountain”

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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.

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Announcing New LP by Gems, KEXP & Free MP3!

We are happy to announce the debut LP Tall Mountain, by Seattle’s own Gems, which will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally on 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: MacklemoreJohn GrantBlue ScholarsOrmonde 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

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.


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Powers That Be is out!

Today is the release of the self-titled EP by Powers That Be, the new solo project by Tom Beecham!  Beecham, who also is a member of Uncle Romans Jetboat, is one of our favorite songwriters and all around Louts. “Wolf in a Disguise” is one our favorites at the moment, but dive in and see what you think. Also,  Powers That Be will be performing around London and as soon as dates arrive we’ll let you know!

You can buy Powers That Be‘s new EP online :


Stay tuned.

We’ll have more news, music, and tid bits coming up soon…

Lout #1 & #2

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Powers That Be – New EP out Feb. 12th, 2013

Thomas Beecham

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!

For more info about Powers That Be, go to the artist page  or official site.

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Don’t Be a Lout Music – Seattle SHOWCASE!

Don't Be a Lout Showcase

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!

BARBOZA Presents: Don’t Be a Lout Music Showcase
Charles Larson
Niku (w/ Chris Cunningham of Ravenna Woods, okanomodé, + members of the Seattle Rock Orchestra)
w/ DJ Introcut spinning throughout

January 10, 2013 8:00 pm
21+, $8 advance

Advance Tix: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1676916
Barboza: http://thebarboza.com/event/gems/

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Breathe With Me

Dearest Louts,

It’s official!

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.


Queen Lout

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Charles Larson collaboration . . .

Hello again my lovely Louts,

Our very own Charles Larson teamed up with the wonderfully talented KRTS recently in KRTS’ Brooklyn loft. Charles ended up singing on a song that’s gonna make KRTS’ upcoming LP on Project Mooncircle. Let me tell you, I heard the first mix; it’s sexy!

Keep your eyes and ears nearby my loves – I will let you know when this one drops.

More soon my lovely Louts,

Sophia the Lout.

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‘Shift’ is here!

Dear fellow Louts,

Today is the day to pick up your own copy of Charles Larson’s ‘Shift.’ You can do so at iTunes or at eMusic.

Charles and his backing band The Bogarts will be celebrating the release of ‘Shift’ October 2nd @ The Living Room (154 Ludlow St NYC) @ 7pm. If you’re going to be in or around NYC you should definitely stop in and celebrate with Charles and The Bogarts.

Later my loves,

Sophia the Lout.

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‘Shift’ will be out September 25th!

Shift – the 2nd release from Charles Larson is set to release September 25th. The 8 song EP also features Irene Barber (Eighteen Individual Eyes) singing some beautiful harmonies as well as Daniel Rapport (Gems) playing some nasty guitar. We will have some songs to sample up soon.

We’ll keep you posted on the upcoming Shift EP release show in NYC!

More info TBA.

Stay tuned Louts!

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