Gardens & Villa will be playing at Mr Smalls next Sunday, 3.25. They will be opening for Londonites Fanfarlo that evening. They will be also making a stop at one of our favorite events, Coachella. The band is based out of Santa Barbara, CA, formed from the remains of a west coast post-punk band. The 5 members produced their self titled album back in 2010 and are preparing their new release for 2012 (we should be hearing some of the new tunes). Their sound has been described as a bit David Bowie mixed with Ariel Pink. The lo-fi dancable songs are catchy with hooks and melodic tones. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Spacetime" by Gardens & Villa from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.
From their press:
From Santa Barbara, Gardens & Villa emerged as one of the best new bands from California last year on the strength of their self-titled debut album. PItchfork, Filter, NPR, Nylon Magazine, and CMJ were just a few of the press outlets to spread the word about this band. They also delivered two of the best bar shows I saw last year. The band just finished a new recording session with producer Richard Swift in Oregon so expect some new material at the show. You'll see more from Gardens & Villa this year with performances opening for The Shins, at SXSW, Coachella, and more.
Black Hills by Gardens & Villa from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.
Tickets are $15 and can be found here. Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. You can find out more information about the band at these sites: