DC bands on the rise: GEMS release debut EP 'Medusa' at U Street on 11.14

I wonder if this decade will be remembered as the "Dream Pop" years - these days the genre seems to offer an endless reservoir of new acts coming out to grab the spotlight, from The XX to Beach House and so on, which means there's a growing public out there appreciating this sound. DC's GEMS are one of the dream pop bands of the moment, thanks to two gorgeous singles "Sinking Stone" (streaming) and Pegasus, plus a string of other above average songs already available online. There's a lot of anticipation about their first official release, which will be celebrated with two shows at DC's U Street Music Hall on November 14 and at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 11th.