Let’s roll the clock way back to SXSW 2014 (OK, only a few months back). Gardens & Villa met multi-platinum, Grammy nominated producer N.O. Joe [Scarface, Ice Cube, Brian McKnight, D'Angelo, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne] after showing appreciation for the band’s set. The guys of Gardens & Villa grabbed late-night tacos with the renowned producer, became fast friends, and now Wondering Sound has premiered the a special remix of ‘Domino’, off the band’s album Dunes out earlier this year. The N.O. Joe remix of “Domino” brings the track to bumpin’ new heights including a verse from Houston rapper Spuf Don. We suggest listening to it right now above or here on our Soundcloud.
Also, on Saturday December 13, the band will end their year with a headlining show at The Echoplex in LA. Get tickets here.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
* w/ Tycho