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LISTEN // Gardens & Villa Share Track “Everybody” Via Stereogum, Album ‘Music For Dogs’ Out 8/21

While the release of Gardens & Villa new album, Music For Dogs, is still a few weeks away, you can now alleviate the pains of waiting with their new single, “Everybody”, via Stereogum. Coating social commentary in undulating piano, the song broaches the subject of social dissipation in a digitized world, hinting at a desire for something more real. ‘“Everybody” is a song inspired by our modern love lives,” says Gardens & Villa’s Chris Lynch. “Technology fueled jealousy, lust, vanity, voyeurism, and network personas, topped off with a personal curiosity and willingness to participate in what often resembles science fiction.” As with each song on Music For Dogs, Everybody aligns with Gardens & Villa search for unison between intimacy and personhood. Check out “Everybody” above or via Stereogum.

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. 26 – 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 @ Bunkhouse Saloon
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC
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

ALBUM MILESTONE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Reaches GOLD Status In UK

Following a whirlwind year which culminated in countless Best album of 2014 accolades and a subsequent Brit Award nomination, this weekend has seen another milestone reached for The War On Drugs. The band’s classic album Lost in the Dream’s released on Secretly Canadian in March last year, has now reached GOLD status in the UK following sales of over 100,000 copies.

Lost in the Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.


The War On Drugs Tour Dates

[All dates + tickets here: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
Fri. July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Tue. Aug. 11 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya
Thu. Aug. 13 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
Fri. Aug. 14 – Sun. Aug 16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
Sat. Aug. 15 – Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival 2015
Mon. Aug. 17 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
Tue. Aug. 18 – Vienna, AU @ Arena
Fri. Aug. 21 – Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Sat. Aug. 22 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Fri. Sep. 4 – Sat. Sep. 5 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
Sun. Sep. 6 – Wiltshire, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
Fri. Oct. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre


“One of 2014’s truly great records The perfect Americana road trip.”
NME 9/10

A sublime journey Its no small feat to make rock music sound this fresh nowadays. Amid the hordes of bands pulling the same old tired moves, thank God for The War On Drugs’
Time Out 5 Stars *****

A huge triumph Widescreen, exhilarating, Springsteen-esque rock n roll Its clear that this is the bands breakthrough moment.
Evening Standard 5 Stars *****

A magnificent musical voyage An early contender for the upper reaches of those end-of-year lists.
The Sun – 5 Stars *****

Granduciel is a master of slowly shifting textures Imagine Bob Dylan singing Tom Petty songs, backed by a combination of Avalon-era Roxy Music and the E Street Band.
Sunday Times (Album of the Week)

Gorgeous, fully realised third from Adam Granduciels ambient rockers.
Uncut 8/10

Everything is delivered with a wondrous sadness… Its a record for dusk, for dawn, and for all the dark corners in which you might find yourself in between.
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****

Right to the final note Lost In The Dream is a triumph of emotive feel and detail.
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

Adam Granduciel combines 80s-style rock with 70s kosmische music. Imagine Neu! covering Dancing In The Dark.
The Guardian 4 Stars ****

Combines the narrative style of 70s Dylan with the sonic clarity of 80s pop-rock and the narcotic haze of psychedelia An album that gets deeper on each listen.
The Times 4 Stars ****

Adam Granduciels Philly road fetishists drew cult acclaim before, but their hybrid of US road-rock, Krautrock and drone textures is more confident in range and purpose here.
Independent On Sunday 4 Stars ****

Lost In The Dream maintains a kind of motorik languor throughout, turning 80s arena rock into something much more intriguing
The Observer 4 Stars ****

Its unified vision should appeal to fans of My Bloody Valentine and Neil Young alike.
The Independent 4 Stars ****

“Fuses the open American landscape of 1970s rock with the metronomic pulse of krautrock.”
Financial Times 4 Stars ****

Richly melodic and possessing a classicist pop sensibility, this is rock music with soul.
Clash 8/10

Imagine Bob Dylan making records with My Bloody Valentine in New Mexico designed for the end credits of a road movie.
Guitarist 4 Stars ****

Classic rock through a krautrock lens.
D.I.Y. 4 Stars ****

Lost In The Dream embodies a big-hearted Americana.
Loud And Quiet 8/10

Beautiful Lost In The Dream offers myriad reasons to bask in its beatific atmosphere.
The Fly 4 Stars ****

WATCH // Here We Go Magic Announces ‘Be Small,’ Shares Video For “Falling”, Summer Tour Dates

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Here We Go Magic return with Be Small, an album that finds the band taking a smaller approach to production and finding more intimate soundscapes, but hosts no less acrobatics of musicianship and singular sonic ambition. Recorded and mixed entirely by the band and inspired by Brian Eno and John Cales Wrong Way Up and Robert Wyatts Shleep, Be Smalls overtly major and optimistic” songs, as described by band leader Luke Temple, are a big leap from the live, expansive sounds of 2012’s Nigel Godrich-produced A Different Ship. Its an album of robust future pop that still continues its route through Here We Go Magics inimitable path of fidgety prog-rock, blissful melodies and sound collage experimentations, but always with a focus on a deep groove.

Debut single and pulsating album standout, “Falling,” builds upon arpeggiated, satellite signal synths and joyous, interlocked acoustic strums and fuzzed guitar. It gathers momentum with each phrase about falling in love (though it’s unclear if this is a thing to be celebrated or dreaded) until the whole affair suddenly halts into a nothingness that sounds like a Gregorian chant from the bottom of a wishing well. Watch the video below for the debut single, directed by Sam Kuhn.

Here We Go Magics Be Small is out October 16th on Secretly Canadian, and available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders come with an instant free download of Falling. Catch Here We Go Magic all over Europe and North America this fall. All dates are below.

Pre-order Be Small:
via SC Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
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Be Small Track Listing:
01. Intro
02. Stella
03. Be Small
04. Falling
05. Candy Apple
06. Girls in the Early Morning
07. Tokyo London US Korea
08. Wishing Well
09. Ordinary Feeling
10. News
11. Dancing World

Here We Go Magic Tour Dates:
(more info and tickets here)

Sun. Aug. 30 Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
Tue. Sep. 1 London, UK @ Electrowerkz
Wed. Sep. 2 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Thu. Sep. 3 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Sat. Sep. 5 Portmeirion, UK @ Festival No. 6
Sun. Sep. 6 Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
Thu. Oct. 22 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri. Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. Oct. 24 – New York, NY @Bowery Ballroom
Sun. Oct. 25 – Somerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
Mon. Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Tue. Oct. 27 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Wed. Oct. 28 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Thu. Oct. 29 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Fri. Oct. 30 – -Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sun. Nov. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Tue. Nov. 3 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed. Nov. 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu. Nov. 5 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. Nov. 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Sun. Nov. 8 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Nov.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Sun. Nov. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Tue. Nov. 17 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Wed. Nov. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Thu. Nov. 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Fri. Nov. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sat. Nov. 21 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Release Video For “Fixations” Via Fader, Album ‘Music For Dogs’ Out August 21

“Santa Barbara-to-L.A.’s Gardens & Villa are dropping Music For Dogs this August 21st, and the video for “Fixations” is as good a trailer as we could hope for. E-cigs, freed nipples, and at least one drone bounce around a basement party in purgatory, while songwriters Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen lurch around trying to find meaning through sun-drenched 70s-leaning rock”
The Fader

E-cigs, freed nipples, drones… what else did you expect from a Gardens & Villa music video? With more than a month to go before their new album Music For Dogs drops August 21, the band has released the music video for “Fixations”, directed by Austin Kearns. The bizarre, psychedelic video features G&V stumbling upon an e-cig and drug-fueled party, featuring a Segway-cruising Einstein/Warholian menace, portrayed by none other than Foxygen’s Sam France. Check it above or on the band’s Youtube channel.

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. 26 – 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 @ Bunkhouse Saloon
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC
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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TOUR DATES

07/31/15
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

08/01/15
Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

08/03/15
Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

08/05/15
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

08/06/15
New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa

08/07/15
Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's

08/08/15
Dallas, TX - Three Links

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