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As Ever

by Gemma

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1.
Lessons 05:01
I’M UP WITH IT, IN AND INSIDE OUT I’M UP WITH IT, IN AND INSIDE OUT DON’T LEAVE, THERE IS COMFORT HERE COULD YOU TELL, COULD YOU TELL I’M UP WITH IT, IN AND INSIDE OUT I’M UP WITH IT, IN AND INSIDE OUT I BELIEVE THERE IS COMFORT HERE COULD YOU TELL WITH ALL THE LESSONS UNDERNEATH THE GOLD LESSONS UNDERNEATH THE GOLD WERE THEY ABOVE THE FOG SO STRONG OR WERE THEY BELOW IT PATTING ARMS WERE THEY ALONG SIDE? I’M ASKING TO GET BY CUZ I KNOW TO BUILT IT OVER NEXT TIME COULD YOU TELL WITH ALL THE LESSONS UNDERNEATH THE GOLD LESSONS UNDERNEATH THE GOLD STILLNESS, STILL LIMBS LASTING TIMID SOFT HINT, I’M ASKING FOR AN INSTANT, JUST A MOMENT IF I’M UP WITH IT, IN AND INSIDE OUT FOR AN INSTANT JUST A MOMENT
2.
Mentals 02:45
BEADY, FULL OF TONS, ISN’T IT HEALTHIER? CAN’T TALK ON THAT, FACTS ARE HOW WE FOUGHT TELLING MOST TO CLOSE UP FROM THE HEAT TELLING HELPS TO FLIP A DIME OR FLEE WHILE WHILE DAYS WERE WEEKS WHILE WHILE BLUES TASTES SWEET ON ME. ON ME.
3.
As Ever 03:39
FIXED TO AN INKLING, THE SETTING ATTACHED TO THE WORDING, DON’T SAY IT TILL TOMORROW NOT WITHOUT A PURPOSE, A LITTLE LINE WAS IT UP FOR YOU TO NOTICE? WE HAD A TIME YOU COULD SAY THAT IT’S SOMETHING IN EARNEST ALMOST OUT TO THE BIG GAME, WE’LL CHEER UNTIL TOMORROW AND I CHOSE TO AVOID EVERY BIT, YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT I’M ON AFTER THE SOUNDS COULDA GUESSED WHERE I’M GOING FACTOR INTO GENUINE MEANING DONE DIM, GONE DARK DID YA SEE, DID YA SEE, DID YA SEE WHAT WE’RE ON? DID YA SEE, CATCH A GLEAM, WITHOUT TURNING IT ON? FULLY DESERVING, AS EVER ATTACHED IN THE MORNING, WITH YOU UNTIL TOMORROW OPPOSITE OF PERFECT TO FEEL ALIVE ALWAYS IN AND OUT OF FOCUS BUT WE HAD TO TRY YOU COULD SAY THAT IT’S SOMETHING IN EARNEST ALMOST OUT TO THE BIG GAME, WE’LL CHEER UNTIL TOMORROW AND I CHOSE TO AVOID EVERY BIT, YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT I’M ON AFTER THE SOUNDS COULDA GUESSED WHERE I’M GOING THAT GENUINE MEANING DID YA SEE, DID YA SEE, DID YA SEE WHAT WE’RE ON? DID YA SEE, CATCH A GLEAM WITHOUT TURNING IT ON? SOAKING UP, TIPPING OVER WHAT? SLIPPING BUT I WOULD JUMP, BEFORE BAILING OVER, OVER LOTS ANOTHER LINE, SO ATTACHED TO THE WORDING, WE HAD A TIME. ANOTHER LINE, SO ATTACHED TO THE WORDING, WE HAD A TIME.
4.
TEMPERAMENTS ASIDE, TURNING DULL, GROWING DIM WAKING IN THE FLUFF, EVER SINCE INSOLENCE ALL OF, ALL OF, OUT OF WHATEVER MADE ME TOUCH HOLDING BLOCKS OF TIME, YOU HAD SOME, YOU HAD MORE SCUFFING UP THE LINES, YOU SAID WHY, YOU SAID SO ALL OF, ALL OF, OUT OF WHATEVER MADE ME TOUCH
5.
Vibro 04:10
PACING, SHUFFLING TO MOVE I’M SHAKING BASIC, MARKING OFF TO KEEP MY PLACES IT MAKES A BIGGER DENT LEARNING TO RE-DIRECT AW YEAH HONEST, I PICK UP ON ALL THE PHASES LOOKING OUT THE OTHER WAY IS WISEST NOT IN THE BIGGER PEN NOT IF I UNDERSTAND ALL THAT I THOUGHT I COULD BUT I WON’T IF I HOLD THE REST ON MY OWN THE DAY IS OVER, GONE I TURN TO REST BUT I’M ON YOU CAN CATCH IT, THE FALL OUT OR GRAB IT, WHAT’S MISSING? WHEN IT’S LOWERED, THE FALL OUT JUST PICK UP THE PIECES IT PLAYS OUT AND WE PLAY TOO BUT DON’T SPEAK JUST STAY TILL IT RUNS SMOOTH TWO MOVES FOR GIVING IN NOT THAT IT MATTERS YET I THOUGHT I COULD BUT I WON’T IF I HOLD THE REST ON MY OWN THE DAY IS OVER AND GONE I HOLD THE REST BUT I’M ON
6.
Borrowed 05:05
IN THE LIGHT WHERE I CAN SEE YOU IN THE WASH OF GOLD AND WHITE IN A ROOM WHERE I CAN SENSE YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT WITH THE TIDE IN THE DUSK WHERE NO ONE FEELS YOU IN THE HAND OF BORROWED TIME IN A PLACE WHERE WE CAN SEE THROUGH WHEN YOU WANT A CHANCE TO HIDE BUT ONLY IF YOU NEED IT, THAT’S RIGHT WALKING THE SAME PLANE TURNING ROUND, IT WASN’T ME YOU HAD TO TELL WALKING THE SAME PLANE KICKING SAND THE EMPTY HAND FOR EMPTY SHELLS NEVER THE SAME SHADE ON OUR HANDS I LIKE IT AS A LEVER, FELT RIGHT EVEN WITH MY EMPTY HANDS THAT NIGHT (THAT’S WHAT I FOUND OUT) SAY SOMETHING - I WOULD BUT IT’D GO TO WASTE UH HUH, OKAY OH
7.
THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU SAW ME BY THE WALL WITH WRITING THE WALLS HAD WRITING, NOT YOUR NOTES AND THEN WE STOOD IN THE COLD HOLDING HALF A SANDWICH IN THE DARK BEFORE I RUSHED OFF TRYING TO EVADE EVERYTHING WITH MAYO, THE ROLL HAD MAYO NOT YOUR HANDS IT’S FUNNY HOW WITH FOOD, WE CAN AGREE
8.
Medal 02:36
WHEN I FELT WRAPPED UP SO TIGHT WRAPPED UP INSIDE DID I WIND UP? WHEN I FELT WRAPPED UP SO WARM WRAPPED UP AND TORN DID I FREEZE UP? SILENCE! GIVE THE GOLDEN MEDAL I’M A RIBBON ROYAL BLUE, IT’S FOR YOU PATIENCE! GIVE THE SILVER MEDAL HEAVY ON THE CHEST IT LAYS LEANING THROUGH WITH LUCK AND AWE WOUND , WOUND UP SO TIGHT MOVING WITH THE TIDE TO AND FRO TO AND FRO TO AND FRO TO AND FRO AND I - I’M IN THE THICK TURNING TO WHITE SO I’M LETTING YOU…
9.
Good Grace 04:01
LOITERING THIS TIME OUT I ALREADY CALLED OUT SHOWING OFF WHAT TO SAY LOITERING THIS TIME OUT TILL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND UP I’M ALL OUT OF DAYS IN A RADIANT BOW, I HEARD YOU SAW BLOCKS SHINE TOO TOO SLY, I HEARD YOU HEARD YOU WERE MINE WHAT A THING TO SAY, HEY WHY YOU ACT THAT WAY WHAT A THING TO DO, YOU YOU HAD A BUNCH TO SAVE, YEAH NOT IF YOU’RE A ROAMING SEETHING SELF WITH MORE CONCESSIONS ON A CART I’LL BE A RISING QUEST OF SELF JUST TO WITHER UP IN ARMS IS IT TOO LATE TO SAY YOU’RE BUSY SETTING US ASIDE I BET IT’S TOO LATE TO WAVE WE’RE ROLLING IN AND OUT OF WAYS BUT YOU GOT THAT GOOD GRACE, GOOD GRACE TELL ME HOW YOU GOT THAT GOOD GRACE, GOOD GRACE TAKEN AS THE DAYS GO SMITTEN IN THE AISLE THAT, THAT, MUST HAVE GATHERED THAT FILLING UP WITH FAVORS DONNING EVERY FLAVOR HUSH, HUSH, WHAT’S THE FUN IN THAT BUT YOU GOT THAT GOOD GRACE, GOOD GRACE (RUNNING OUT) TELL ME HOW YOU GOT THAT GOOD GRACE, GOOD GRACE (RUNNING OUT) NOT IF YOU’RE A ROAMING SEETHING SELF WITH MORE CONCESSIONS ON A CART I’LL BE A RISING QUEST OF SELF JUST TO WITHER UP IN ARMS IS IT TOO LATE TO SAY YOU’RE BUSY SETTING US ASIDE I BET IT’S TOO LATE TO WAVE WE’RE ROLLING IN AND OUT OF WAYS BUT YOU GOT THAT GOOD GRACE, GOOD GRACE (RUNNING OUT) TELL ME HOW YOU GOT THAT GOOD GRACE, GOOD GRACE (RUNNING OUT)
10.
HOLD OUT, REMINISCENT VICE, HOLLOW HOLD OUT, REMINISCENT VICE, SUBTLE THOUGH MMM, AH MMM, AH HOLD OUT, REMINISCENT VICE, BACK TO TRACKING OUT SET OUT, EVERYONE ALIKE, A VASE WITH ONE SIGH AND AH OH AH HOLD ON MMM, AH OOH OOH OOH OOH OOH AH - HA HA HOLD OUT, REMINISCENT VICE, BACK TO TRACKING OUT SET OUT, EVERYONE ALIKE FILLING A VASE WITH ONE SIGH AND AH, OH MMM AH AH AH MMM

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Gemma is Felicia Douglass and Erik Gundel

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released October 2, 2015

Mixed by Dana Billings at Electric Wilburland - Newfield, NY
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering - Brooklyn, NY


Photography by Anna Li Sian

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Gemma Brooklyn, New York

Contact: gemmabandnyc at gmail dot com

"...a silky, poppy new project with plenty of open space, mid-'80s R&B hooks and gently skittering beats." – NY Times

"...it’s sensual, anxious, hopeful, but above all, it’s earnest." - Stereogum
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