Gardens & Villa Flutes Rock, and We Have Proof

As you may know, Gardens & Villa have a few new remixes floating around, and we celebrated with a limited edition run of laser-engraved Gardens & Villa flutes.

We sent some to stores, and sent a few more to radio stations that have been jamming out the band’s self-titled debut. It was our way of saying thanks, and the response was stupendous, with radio folks letting us know how much they enjoyed getting something a little different in the massive fall mail piles.

But nothing, nothing, nothing could’ve prepared us for this:


The inimitable Thor Slaughter (from KWVA, at the University of Oregon in Eugene) posted up a youtube video of himself and his flute, jamming as only he can. He was inspired by the indelible fluted funk of Gardens & Villa themselves.

Thank you Gardens & Villa, and thank you Thor. We give you five flutes, too. Out of five.

Read on for the full run of Gardens & Villa fall tour dates. And if you’re really lucky, your local record store still might have some flutes to give out with the album.

Gardens & Villa Current Fall Dates:

09/20/11 Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop

09/22/11 Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Festival

09/23/11 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop

09/24/11 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

09/25/11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

09/27/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade: Purgatory Stage

09/28/11 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor

09/29/11 Washington, DC – DC9

09/30/11 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery

10/01/11 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge

10/03/11 Allston, MA – Great Scott

10/04/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

10/05/11 Grantham, PA – An Evening with Messiah College: Larsen Student Union

10/06/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College: Ladies Literary Club

10/07/11 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

10/08/11 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

10/11/11 Seattle, WA – The Sunset

10/12/11 Portland, OR – Holocene

10/13/11 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

10/14/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite

10/19/11 Rennes, FR – Les Inrocks Tour @ Ubu

10/20/11 La Roche Sur Yon, FR – Les Inrocks Tour @ Fusion

10/21/11 Paris, FR – Les Inrocks Tour @ Fleche D’Or

10/22/11 Annecy, FR – Les Inrocks Tour @ Brise Glace

10/25/11 Yverdon, CH – Amalgame

10/26/11 Luzern, CH – Sudpol

10/27/11 Erfurt, DE – Franz Mehlose

10/29/11 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso (upstairs)

10/30/11 Groningen, NL – Vera

10/31/11 Brussels, BE – AB Club

11/01/11 Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn

11/03/11 London, UK – Lexington

11/04/11 Brighton, UK – The Hope

11/05/11 Bristol, UK – Upstairs @ Thekla

11/06/11 Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest

11/07/11 Liverpool, UK – MOJO

11/09/11 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds 2

11/10/11 Manchester, UK – The Ritz w/ Stephen Malkmus, Girls

11/11/11 Dublin, IE – Whelans

11/12/11 Leeds, UK – Constellations Festival

11/16/11 Stockholm, SE – Debaser Slussen

11/18/11 Copenhagen, DK – KB18

11/19/11 Berlin, DE – West Germany w/ Nurses

11/22/11 Turin, IT – Loser Club

11/23/11 Ravenna, IT – Bronson

11/25/11 Barcelona, SP – Primavera Club

11/26/11 Madrid, SP – Primavera Club


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Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod


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Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns


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