Combine legendary beat-makers like J Dilla and Flying Lotus with indie rock and electronic icons like Deerhunter and Washed Out, then add Radiohead’s dreamy ambience and you begin to approach the sound of Jaw Gems. Since their start in 2009, the band has been exploring sonic and rhythmic ideas that emphasize interlaced melodies and heavy grooves.
In August of 2016, Jaw Gems delivered their second album, HEATWEAVER, via STS9’s 1320 Records. Now, after catching the attention of acclaimed Alpha Pup Records, Jaw Gems will re-release HEATWEAVER on the label with additional remixes of every track. This re-release will feature flips from T3 (Slum Village), Daedelus, Brady Watt (Talib Kweli/DJ Premier), THE GRID (Jon Cleary Band), Break Science, and more. Expect Jaw Gems’ next full-length album on Alpha Pup Records in the coming months, as well.
In addition to national tours, and landing their dream record deal, other recent Jaw Gems’ highlights include shared stages with icons such as My Morning Jacket, Flying Lotus at L.A’s legendary Low End Theory (FlyLo’s first appearance at the famed L.A. beat scene event in years), STS9, Lettuce, and many more.