Published Oct 09, 2013It's been a little while since we received any new material from chamber music-geared dream pop outfit Gem Club, but the Massachusetts three-piece have finally announced plans for a follow-up to 2011's impeccable debut, Breakers. The album's called In Roses, and it sees its official release on January 28 through Hardly Art.
Recorded entirely on tape at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone studios with arranger/conductor Minna Choi and the Magik*Magik Orchestra (How to Dress Well, Zola Jesus), the band's newest LP expands upon the template laid in chief songwriter Christopher Barnes's early bedroom recordings, which according to a press release, results in the group's most "expansive" and "majestic" album to date.
"Whereas Breakers was more about the body and inward-gazing, the new album is about me looking out, relationships I've had or wish I've had," Barnes said in a statement, adding that the album's lyrical content has taken a darker turn as well, with many lyrics addressing "the crashing realization that lives are no longer happening the way we want."
In Roses won't hit stores for a few more months, but until then, tie yourself over by listening to debut single "Hypericum" in the player below and watching a teaser video for the upcoming album.
2. First Weeks
5. Idea for Strings
6. Soft Season
8. Speech of Foxes
10. Marathon (In Roses)