GARDENS & VILLA

There's a quote tucked into the recent documentary film about the iconic design duo Charles and Ray Eames, commenting on the symbiotic nature of Charles and Ray's marriage, their work life in Venice Beach, their home life not too far away, and their creative life: "Work is art is life is work is art..." It's a concept so simple a small child could dream it, yet it's one we tend to lose in the strange, abstract grind of modern life and modern ambition. For Gardens & Villa songwriters Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen, a return to this very harmonious relationship of art/work/life and a rediscovery of the DIY ethos that once defined the pair's formative creative years mark the defining thread of their head-turning new album, Music For Dogs.

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Share Video For “Everybody”

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Today is a big day for Los Angeles’ Gardens & Villa. Their new record, Music For Dogs has been out for just over a week, and they’re sharing the video for the second single off the album, Everybody, premiered alongside an excellent feature in The Los Angeles Times. Also, they’ll appear on KCRW’s prestigious morning live performance program, “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” later today at 11:15 AM PST/2:15 PM EST. Be sure to tune in here!

Also, the band has released their new album on gorgeous clear vinyl, which can be purchased from the Secretly Canadian website. Check it out here!

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Finally, the band will be embarking on a massive tour that will take them across North America, so if you like what you hear on KCRW this morning, don’t miss out on seeing them live!

Purchase Music For Dogs:
Secretly Canadian // iTunes // Amazon // Support your local record store

GARDENS & VILLA TOUR DATES:
(more info and tix here)

Tue. Sept. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ James Supercave
Thu. Sept. 17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish w/ Palehound
Fri. Sept. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Palehound
Sat. Sept. 19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues/Bronze Peacock w/ Palehound
Sun. Sept. 20 – New Orleans @ Gasa Gasa w/ Palehound
Tue. Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 w/ Palehound
Wed. Sept. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle w/ Palehound
Thu. Sept. 24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Palehound
Fri. Sept. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Palehound
Sat. Sept. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Palehound
Tue. Sept. 29 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Wed. Sept. 30 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB w/ Palehound
Thu. Oct. 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison w/ American Wrestlers
Fri. Oct. 2 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory w/ American Wrestlers
Sat. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ American Wrestlers
Sun. Oct. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ American Wrestlers
Tue. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ James Supercave
Thu. Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon w/ James Supercave
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC w/ James Supercave
Sat. Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets w/ James Supercave
Thu. Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ De Lux
Sat. Nov. 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows Restaurant & Nightclub w/ De Lux
Mon. Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ De Lux
Tue. Nov. 17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt w/ De Lux
Wed. Nov. 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ De Lux
Fri. Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ De Lux

ALBUM RELEASE // ‘Music For Dogs’ By Gardens & Villa Out Now Worldwide

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“”The duo approximates the sound of 100 years from now, when some future generation might find the cultural detritus of the late 20th century all baked together in the California sun.A.V. Club

“There was a moment, listening to Gardens & Villa’s new song “Fixations,” that I was transported back to 1974″NPR Music

“The sound of a band reaching its potential, Music For Dogs is fascinating in its textures and instrumentation, yet infectious on a visceral level”ROLLING STONE AUSTRALIA

“Organic and synthetic feels like a nod back to Brian Eno and David Bowies collective 70s freakout”KUTX

Music For Dogs by Gardens & Villa is out today, worldwide. They start a nationwide tour in September to support the release. Watch their video for “Fixations” below. Buzzbands just released a great interview that touches on their DIY space in LA, how making this record differed from the last two records, and the subject material behind these songs.

Order Music For Dogs:
Direct from Secretly Canadian // iTunes // Amazon // Find a local record store

GARDENS & VILLA TOUR DATES
(more info and tix here)
Tue. Sept. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thu. Sept. 17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
Fri. Sept. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Sat. Sept. 19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues/Bronze Peacock
Sun. Sept. 20 – New Orleans @ Gasa Gasa
Tue. Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Wed. Sept. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Thu. Sept. 24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri. Sept. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon. Sept. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Tue. Sept. 29 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Wed. Sept. 30 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Thu. Oct. 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Fri. Oct. 2 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sat. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sun. Oct. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Tue. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu. Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC
Sat. Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Thu. Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Sat. Nov. 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows Restaurant & Nightclub
Mon. Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Tue. Nov. 17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Wed. Nov. 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri. Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

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LISTEN // Gardens & Villa’s ‘Music For Dogs’ Now Streaming On Noisey, Album Out Aug. 21st

Gardens & Villa’s new album, Music For Dogs, is now streaming via Noisey. It’ll be up until the record’s release next Friday, August 21st via Secretly Canadian. And if you haven’t yet watched Maximize, a short film about the band’s new record by director David Del Sur and cinematographer SL Perlin, please do so above!


“We thought the label would drop us.. Our girlfriends dropped us. Our drummer of six years left. We were broke and we sort of came home with a feeling of “is this the end?” That’s when Adam and I decided to move to LA and give it one last hurrah. We felt like we wanted to go out with a bang and make the album we always wanted to make! For us and for the sake of love and fun. We immediately started recording demos and sent them to our label desperately hoping they would finance us and give us another chance. I remember when we showed them the demos of Everybody” and “Fixations” and they kind of freaked out. We wanted to redeem ourselves and everything sort of fell into place! We discovered a lot and fell back in love with the craft. We tracked most of the record live, to tape (like our first LP), and did almost all of it in seven days. So happy to get it out there.”
Chris Lynch (of Gardens & Villa)

Gardens & Villa will begin their U.S. tour in mid-September, with performances spanning three months and the entire country. All tour dates are below.

Pre-Order Music For Dogs now via SCD, iTunes, or Amazon

GARDENS & VILLA TOUR DATES
[All dates + tickets at secretlycanadian.com/tour]
Tue. Sept. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thu. Sept. 17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish*
Fri. Sept. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
Sat. Sept. 19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues/Bronze Peacock*
Sun. Sept. 20 – New Orleans @ Gasa Gasa*
Tue. Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
Wed. Sept. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle*
Thu. Sept. 24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
Fri. Sept. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Sat. Sept. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
Tue. Sept. 29 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
Wed. Sept. 30 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB*
Thu. Oct. 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison%
Fri. Oct. 2 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sat. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall%
Sun. Oct. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry%
Tue. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu. Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC
Sat. Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Thu. Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy#
Sat. Nov. 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows Restaurant & Nightclub#
Mon. Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile#
Tue. Nov. 17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt#
Wed. Nov. 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge#
Fri. Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent#
* w/ Palehound
# w/ De Lux
& w/ American Wrestlers

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Promote Upcoming Album ‘Music For Dogs’ With ‘Maximize’ Documentary


“Are machines making me less me, or am I more because of machines?”

In anticipation of their upcoming album Music For Dogs, Gardens & Villa teamed up with director David Del Sur and cinematographer SL Perlin for the mini-doc ‘Maximize’. Shot purely on a 35mm and Super 8, it “presents Los Angeles as if viewed through the eyes of 1920s avant-garde provocateurs Dziga Vertov and Sergei Eisenstein, giving an insight into the ideas, doubts and reflections swirling around the bands’ heads as they wrote and recorded their new LP, Music For Dogs” (Via HUCK Magazine)

Pre-Order Music For Dogs, out 8/21 now via SCD, iTunes, or Amazon

GARDENS & VILLA TOUR DATES
[All dates + tickets at secretlycanadian.com/tour]
Mon. Aug. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot – DJ SET
Tue. Sept. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thu. Sept. 17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish*
Fri. Sept. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
Sat. Sept. 19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues/Bronze Peacock*
Sun. Sept. 20 – New Orleans @ Gasa Gasa*
Tue. Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
Wed. Sept. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle*
Thu. Sept. 24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
Fri. Sept. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Sat. Sept. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
Tue. Sept. 29 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
Wed. Sept. 30 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB*
Thu. Oct. 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison%
Fri. Oct. 2 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sat. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall%
Sun. Oct. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry%
Tue. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu. Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC
Sat. Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Thu. Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy#
Sat. Nov. 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows Restaurant & Nightclub#
Mon. Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile#
Tue. Nov. 17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt#
Wed. Nov. 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge#
Fri. Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent#
* w/ Palehound
# w/ De Lux
& w/ American Wrestlers

AUDIO

Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Orange Blossom by Gardens & Villa

TOUR DATES

09/15/15
Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

09/17/15
Austin, TX - The Parish  w/ Palehound

09/18/15
Dallas, TX - Club Dada  w/ Palehound

09/19/15
Houston, TX - House of Blues/ Bronze Peacock  w/ Palehound

09/20/15
New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa  w/ Palehound

09/22/15
Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5  w/ Palehound

09/23/15
Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle   w/ Palehound

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AGENT CONTACT

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

EU:
Jason Edwards
Coda Agency
jason@codaagency.com