Deathly Fragility, Gem Club.

Deathly Fragility, Gem Club.

It was but a mere few weeks ago that we found ourselves, nigh on entirely stupefied, adulating the scintillating Hypericum from Somerville dreamers, Gem Club. And as the trio this time dust down another in the woebegone figure of Polly, it would appear they’ve a vast trove of melancholy beauties awaiting the light of day down in depths of their proverbial wardrobe, for this one arguably goes one better, its seven deft minutes benefitting from a deathly, thus spectral fragility. “Need you now that you’re gone” Christopher Barnes keens, a string ensemble solemn as a December procession through untouched snow stirring quite dramatically about his elegiac plea, and similarly, it would certainly seem as though we’re in need of a thorough rummage through Barnes’ most exposed of emotions now, more than ever.

Polly is lifted from Gem Club’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, In Roses, which is anticipated January 27th via Sub Pop imprint, Hardly Art.

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