GARDENS & VILLA

The crystalline, aha moment, if you can picture it, comes after a month of dogged recording in a converted warehouse in the middle of the bleak Midwest winter -- foreign and dissociative terrain for Gardens & Villa, whose members are more accustomed to the warm breezes and surf of their Santa Barbara, California, home. The recording situation itself couldn't have been more ideal for unbridled creativity, as G&V was locked away with acclaimed producer Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, Hercules & Love Affair) and was given full access to gear-nerdery like Sly Stone's custom-built Flickinger recording console (used throughout There's a Riot Goin' On). However, the band had only left the studio space five times during the month, lost in a black hole of music-making. As their time with Goldsworthy drew to a close, with deadlines looming and personal woes creeping in, the band found themselves anxious, stressed out, sad. They needed a natural remedy -- an escape into the wilds of Michigan.

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Shares New “Domino” Video, Summer Tour Starts July 23rd

We released Gardens & Villa‘s new album Dunes in February and today the band shares a new retro video for single “Domino”. The video, directed by Robert Beatty, brings the 80′s-inspired visual elements to the forefront matching the song’s dynamic feel. You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, pick up the new album Dunes from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, or your local record store.

After touring with Tycho in North America and Broken Bells in Europe, Gardens & Villa kick off their summer tour in Las Vegas on July 23rd. See all dates and ticket links below.



UPCOMING TOUR DATES:


[Tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
07.23.14 – Downtown Container Park – Las Vegas, NV
07.25.14 – The Westin Riverfront Beach & Spa at Beaver Creek – Avon, CO
07.26.14 – The Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO
08.07.14 – Mile Square Regional Park – Fountain Valley, CA
08.08.14 – FIGat7th Downtown Festival – Los Angeles, CA
08.10.14 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA
08.16.14 – MFNW (MusicfestNW) – Portland, OR
09.12.14 – SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
09.18.14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
09.20.14 – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
09.22.14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
09.25.14 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
09.26.14 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
09.27.14 – Midpoint Muis Festival – Cincinnati, OH
09.28.14 – Pygmalion Music Festival – Champaign, IL
09.30.14 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
10.01.14 – The Mill Room – Asheville, NC
10.02.14 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
10.03.14 – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro, NC
10.04.14 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
10.05.14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
10.07.14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10.09.14 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
10.10.14 – Lovin’ Cup – Rochester, NY
10.11.14 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
10.12.14 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
10.14.14 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
10.15.14 – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
10.16.14 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
10.19.14 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10.21.14 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.23.14 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11.09.14 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

LISTEN // Gardens & Villa Shares New “Colony Glen” Mark McGuire Remix, US Tour Starts 4/15

We released Gardens & Villa‘s new album Dunes in February and today the band shared a remix of “Colony Glen” by Dead Oceans artist Mark McGuire [of Emeralds] via CLASH in the UK. Mark brings a spring tinge to their wintry track reminding us that sometime soon better temperatures are coming.

If you haven’t already, pick up the new album Dunes from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, or your local record store.

The band finishes up their European dates this week after a lengthy tour supporting Broken Bells and headlining shows in the last week. Starting next Tuesday in Vermont the band is back traveling across the US, this time with compatriot Tycho [Ghostly]. Just announced yesterday the band plays the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco‘s Golden Gate Park this August with more info here.



UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

[Tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]


04/15 | South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
04/16 | Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG
04/17 | Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
04/18 | New York, NY – Webster Hall New York City *
04/19 | Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
04/20 | Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
04/22 | Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater *
04/23 | Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
04/24 | Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre *
04/25 | Orlando, FL – The Beachem Theater *
04/26 | Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
04/28 | New Orleans, LA – Republic *
04/29 | Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs *
04/30 | San Antonio, TX – 502 Bar
05/01 | Austin, TX – Parish *SOLD-OUT
05/02 | Austin, TX – Parish Austin *
05/05 | Albuquerque, NM – Sister *
05/06 | Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
05/07 | Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
05/08 | Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
05/10 | Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
05/11 | Reno, NV – The Holland Project
05/13 | Seattle, WA – BARBOZA
05/14 | Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
05/15 | Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
05/16 | Everett, WA – Fisherman’s Village Music Festival @ Historic Everett Theatre
08/08 | San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park
08/09 | San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park
08/10 | San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park

* w/ Tycho

SC @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod DJ set feat. Nina K: 8:00 – 8:40

As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Secretly Canadian artists Gardens & Villa, Tomas Barfod, and Woman’s Hour. No RSVP needed to get in, first come first serve.

Catch all three acts during the week at other showcases with their info below. Follow their respective FB/TW accounts for updated info as SXSW approaches.

Gardens & Villa

[Twitter / Facebook]
3/12 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Jansport/Vice Party) 10pm
3/13 @ Swan Dive (Paste Party) 12:30pm
3/14 @ 2610 Rio Grande St (ReDefine Magazine party)
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group Party) 1am
3/15 @ Swan Dive (Lone Star Bash) 1:30pm
3/15 @ Cedar Street Courtyard (Filter Party) 4pm

Tomas Barfod DJ set feat. Nina K

[Twitter / Facebook]
3/13 @ Barcelona (Friends of Friends) TBD
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 8:00 PM
3/15 @ Hype Hotel (ISO50 + No Fear of Pop) 1:00 PM

Woman’s Hour

[Twitter / Facebook]
3/12 @ Palm Door [508 6th St.] 11:15 PM
3/13 @ Mohawk [Stereogum Party] 1:00 PM
3/13 @ Latitude 330 [British Music Embassy Showcase] 1:00 AM
3/14 @ Flamingo Cantina [Under The Radar showcase] 12:45 PM
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly [Secretly Group Showcase] 11:00 PM

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Share New “Colony Glen” Video Via Stereogum, On Tour Now, ‘Dunes’ Out Now

If you missed it, Gardens & Villa‘s second album, Dunes came out a few weeks ago. The boys already graced us with a deadpan, VHS tinted video for “Bullet Train” via director Tony Katai, and today they share a new video for “Colony Glen”, the second song to get the video treatment from G&V’s newest album Dunes. This second 80′s inspired video is directed by Hans Lo who also created the band’s artwork for Dunes.

So push aside your copies of Blade Runner and Tron on Betamax and watch the new video above via Stereogum premiere or on Vevo / YouTube / Daily Motion.

On tour now supporting the new release, the boys have just announced additional shows including their first 2014 European dates supporting Broken Bells in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Click read more below to see all tour dates and ticket links.

If you haven’t already, get the band’s new album Dunes from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.
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AUDIO

Orange Blossom by Gardens & Villa

TOUR DATES

07/23/14
Las Vegas, NV - Downtown Container Park

07/25/14
Avon, CO - The Westin Riverfront Beach & Spa at Beaver Creek

07/26/14
Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase

08/07/14
Fountain Valley, CA - Mile Square Regional Park

08/08/14
Los Angeles, CA - FIGat7th Downtown Festival - FREE SHOW  w/ White Hinterland

08/10/14
San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

08/16/14
Portland, OR - Music Fest North West

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

US:
Highroad Touring
Zachary Cepin
e: zachary@highroadtouring.com

EU:
Jason Edwards
Coda Agency
jason@codaagency.com