After a huge breakout in 2011 with its debut album “Breakers,” Somerville trio GEM CLUB has a new full-length, “In Roses,” out today on Hardly Art. We locked the group in Waltham’s Woolly Mammoth Studios with producer David Minehan, frontman of The Neighborhoods and current touring member for The Replacements, for a private performance of “Soft Season.”
Progressing with composed chamber pop forms, the band is once again carried by the fragile falsettos of lead man Christopher Barnes, as cellist Kristen Drymala and keyboardist Leva Berberian find ways to make their respective careful contributions, as well. On “Soft Season,” Barnes and Berberian lock in on gentle harmonies, while Drymala adds a beautiful whale call-esque ambient segue in the middle of the song. If what you hear pleases you, be sure to check out “In Roses,” out today both digitally, on CD, and on vinyl.
Video by Ethan Long