JAW GEMS PREMIERE NEW TRACK "PEACE PIPE"
First Single Off Forthcoming Album HEATWEAVER Coming This August
The electronic outfit, Jaw Gems, is a Portland, Maine-based collective of young, experimental producers bringing beat-music—traditionally programmed and played on samplers—to a live band setting. Combine legendary beat-makers like J Dilla and Flying Lotus with indie rock and electronic icons like Deerhunter and Washed Out, add Radiohead’s dreamy ambiance and you begin to approach what is Jaw Gems.
This August, Jaw Gems will release their second album, HEATWEAVER via STS9’s 1320 Records. The 14-track collection creates a thickly-layered transcendental auditory world—a meticulously crafted album grounded in a modern electronic aesthetic. HEATWEAVER melds neck-breaking hip-hop, bright synthesizers, and nostalgic atmospheres, while simultaneously touching on elements of psychedelic funk, neo-soul, and punk-rock. T3 of Dilla's Slum Village is even a fan himself, calling the album "mad fresh."
"We wanted to create something that captures the excitement of spring arriving and the world becoming warm again," says Jaw Gems. "We live in Maine where it's iced over for almost half the year, so we wrote this track for people to play with the windows down – something with some bounce, something bright and sort of ethereal. Everything really came together around the main keyboard line that comes in right at the top. All of the other parts flowed really naturally from that one.”
When Jaw Gems got their start in 2009, they began to explore sonic and rhythmic ideas that emphasize interlaced melodies and heavy grooves. First outfitted solely with dueling vintage synthesizers, a drummer, and an electric bassist, Jaw Gems has now incorporated a Roland sp404 and the Juno 106 Analog Synth, going on to employ the beat repeating, sample-warping technologies of the present to help create their wall of sound.
Since the release of their debut album, Blades Plural, Jaw Gems has shared stages with icons such as STS9, Lettuce, and Daedelus. Stay tuned for a full tour announcement coming soon.
HEATWEAVER Coming this August