Today, Paste Magazine premiered Gardens & Villa’s new cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy” and it is fantastic. Slowed down and infused with the sounds we’ve come to know G&V for, “Gypsy” deserves a good listen or five. Throw this one on at your next summer BBQ or late night hang and you’re bound to be the coolest cat at the party. The original track appeared on 1983′s Mirage, while the cover is for the compilation Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, set for release in August. Antony, The Kills, Lykke Li, MGMT, Washed Out and Best Coast are just a handful of other artists who are on the covers album. Find out more HERE.
“When we were approached to record a version of ‘Gypsy’ for the compilation we were all for it, as most of the guys in the band have an intimate connection with the music of Fleetwood Mac. It’s sensitive and timeless. It was a beautiful experience. We’re really thankful for this opportunity.” – Adam Rasmussen
In a matter of days, Gardens & Villa will embark on a North American tour, sharing dates with both The Shins and Fanfarlo. Not only will be you be able to see the boys in various venues across the country, but also at some of the major festivals happening this year. After a stint at the Snowball Music Festival, the boys will head to perform at 35 Denton Festival, SXSW, Coachella, and finally end their tour with Sasquatch!
Holed up in Portland, OR for the last month, Gardens & Villa just finished recording their new EP with label-mate, Richard Swift. “‘I feel like we’re in some kind of Lost Boys hideout,’ says vocalist/guitarist Chris Lynch.” You can read more about their Portland stay in Sunlight through the Blinds: Gardens & Villa Heed Bridgetown’s Beckon. Read the rest of this entry »
Gardens & Villa is the gift that keeps on giving. Just when we thought we’d have to wait for the EP to hear anything new from Santa Barara’s loveliest gang, G&V throws us a bone. And believe me, it’s a pretty cool bone. As part of the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the boys are composing an original film score to F.W. Murnau’s silent film, “Faust.” G & V will perform the music live on February 4th at Lobero Theatre. The event is co-presented by the New Noise Music Foundation and falls under the festival’s new Cinesonic facet. You can get your tickets HERE.
In other awesome news, GARDENS & VILLA ARE PLAYING THIS YEAR’S COACHELLA. Please try to contain your excitement; it’s been extremely difficult to do so over here. You can see them on both weekends of the festival. Checkout the LINEUP.
Gardens & Villa have travelled far and wide this year, always with an Orange Blossom tucked in their pocket. Today we count down the top 5 “Orange Blossom” performances from around the world. This latest version (above via FILTER Magazine and OnTheRecord.tv) was filmed in Santa Monica just before the banded headed home to Santa Barbara for the holiday season. Click through for the rest of the list.
Austin, TX - SXSW @ Cheer Up Charlie's
Austin, TX - SXSW @ Swan Dive
Austin, TX - SXSW @ Cedar Street Courtyard
London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Broken Bells
London, UK - Birthdays w/ Broken Bells
Paris, FR - La Cigale w/ Broken Bells
Berlin, DE - Huxleys w/ Broken Bells