Listen to Gem Club Do a Dreamy “252” in 2012

On Jan. 18, 2012, the trio performed at NYC's Magic Shop studio for Daytrotter.

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Listen to Gem Club Do a Dreamy “252” in 2012

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The Massachusetts-based trio Gem Club had a great run in the early 2010s, releasing two acclaimed albums of chamber-pop on the Hardly Art label. On Jan. 18, 2012, they performed for Daytrotter at New York’s Magic Shop studio, several months after the release of their 2011 debut LP, Breakers. The performance, which includes songs from both Breakers and their 2010 EP Acid and Everything, sounds just as airy and delicate as their recordings; members Christopher Barnes, Kristen Drymala and Ieva Berberian work in harmony to build the group’s ambient sound. The song “252,” among their most popular, delivers a story of physical and emotional insecurity tucked inside dreamy synths and pianos. While Gem Club have been musically inactive since their 2014 release In Roses, you can enjoy “252” below and revisit their full Daytrotter session from that day here.

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