Jaw Gems

The band's first full length, Blades Plural, comes studded with thirteen glittering, diamond-crusted thumpers, just as all the fine denizens of Portland are letting themselves feel a little fancy again. Rolling up their shirtsleeves and letting the hemlines creep ever higher up the ankles. It's an album that springs the next chapter of your life into motion, from the prismatic enthusiasm of "Akai Floss"; the breathless rhythmic rush pushing forth the urgencies of "Blonde Face"; the crushing highs of the boldly optimistic "Storm"; to the fat, fuck-all funk of the party-monster closer "Liquid Purchase”.

Every city needs a room where it's tired, app-addled youth can put their smartphones and their narcissisms away for a while, bouncing along with each other to the sounds of a kinder, dreamier, better world. JAW GEMS are in that room; love, light, and all. I’ll meet you there.

The Source - “Party Slave” Music Video Premiere:
“[The Video] captures the whimsical acid trip and still maintains the sobering respect that’s invoked by a band with real instruments." read more...
 
Bandcamp Daily - Album of the Day:
"Mixing live and electronic elements, Heatweaver feels relaxed, like four friends banging out a few cuts in a home studio just for fun. Albums are tough to pull off without a strong vocal narrative, but Jaw Gems have created a work that’s remarkably visual and nomadic, full of radiant energy that stays with you for its duration." read more...
 
Earmilk - “Peace Pipe” Audio Premiere:
“Jaw Gems conjure the aesthetic of Flying Lotus….creating rich, neo-soul tapestries…[Their] keyboard lines roll butter-thick harmonies [and] wrapped snugly around them are shimmering synthesizers, classic Moog timbres, and trebly, swishing rhythms and high hats.” read more...