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.

G&V EP // Gardens & Villa Announce Free ‘Televisor’ EP, Listen To “Love Affair”, On Tour Now




Celebrating a successful string of summer shows and a new slew of fall tour dates starting tomorrow night, Gardens & Villa have released a new EP Televisor for free via their website www.gardensandvilla.com. Premiering via Stereogum this morning, preview the new EP with “Love Affair (Swift Demo)” above or on our Youtube / Soundcloud.

According to the band, Televisor is a collection of musical sketches, the majority of which were playfully brought into existence when they stopped by Richard Swift‘s National Freedom studio in February of 2012. During psychological experiments inspired by Carl Jung’s ‘Liber Novus’ they reflected on madness and greatness, searching for inspiration in redeeming symbols: smoke, mirrors and the late night hiss. Some danced in-between takes or barked like a train. The band later described their time with Swift as “a fun and frenzied recording, undertaken during professional hysterics.” The other pieces of Televisor were selected from the Dunes recordings with Tim Goldsworthy in 2013. Together these sessions represent some of the more hidden, shrouded sinews of a sonic structure, the unseen movements and psychedelic corridors of Gardens & Villa.

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


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TELEVISOR EP TRACK LIST
1. Bullet Train (Swift Demo)
2. Love Affair (Swift Demo)
3. Minnesota (Swift Demo)
4. Sleepy Willow (Goldsworthy Demo)
5. Window Man (Goldsworthy Demo


UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

[Tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
Fri. Sept. 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
Sat. Sept. 13 – Sacramento, CA @ THIS Block Party
Thurs. Sept. 18 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Fri. Sept. 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
Sat. Sept. 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
Mon. Sept. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tues. Sept. 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Thurs. Sept. 25 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Fri. Sept. 26 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sat. Sept. 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
Sun. Sept. 28 – Champaign-Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
Tues. Sept. 30 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Wed. Oct. 1 – Asheville, NC @ The Mill Room
Thurs. Oct. 2 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. Oct. 3 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
Sat. Oct. 4 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Sun. Oct. 5 – Philadelpha, PA @ Johnny’s Brenda’s
Tues. Oct. 7 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wed. Oct. 8 – Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
Thurs. Oct. 9 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Fri. Oct. 10 – Rochester, NY @ Lovin’ Cup
Sat. Oct. 11 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Sun. Oct. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Tues. Oct. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Wed. Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot
Thurs. Oct. 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
Fri. Oct. 17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin: der Rathskeller
Sat. Oct. 18 – Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
Sun. Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO @ The recordBar
Tues. Oct. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wed. Oct. 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thurs. Nov. 6 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Fri. Nov. 7 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Thurs. Nov. 20 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Fri. Nov. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Sat. Nov. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat. Dec. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

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

AUDIO

Orange Blossom by Gardens & Villa

TOUR DATES

11/06/14
El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace

11/07/14
San Antonio, TX - 502 Bar

11/09/14
Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

11/20/14
Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

11/21/14
San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

11/22/14
San Francisco, CA - Independent

12/13/14
Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

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

EU:
Jason Edwards
Coda Agency
jason@codaagency.com