Jewels of the Nile Jessy Champagne Los Angeles, CA Jewels' upcoming release, AD ASTRA, is their third release and is short for 'Ad Astra Per Aspera', meaning 'Through Hardship to the Stars' … the EP title meaning simply, 'To The Stars.' Dense sensual bass beats, combined with dreamy come-hither vocals, mix into powerful kaleidoscopic crescendos of alien screams and deep, velvet clad follow through. The synths are swirling and hypnotic, balanced and measured with percussive bass notes and exotic chimes. Taking pain into pleasure and control, arriving at a tropical island on a foreign landscape. Dark to light, tragedy to fantasy, with an overall sense of desire. AD ASTRA will be out on vinyl in early 2013 by underground Hollywood label, Records Ad Nauseum. Previously they released a single split with Soft Metals on desire (France's leading purveyor of cold / minimal / dark wave music) and a full-length LP in 2011, Pleasure, also with desire (Pleasure was also released on cassette by Sweating Tapes.) Jewels of the Nile are Jessy DeLaurentis and Meghan Scanlon and are based in Los Angeles.