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ALBUM RELEASE // Gardens & Villa’s ‘Dunes’ Out Now, US Tour Starts Friday



Gardens & Villa‘s second album, Dunes, is out today worldwide on Secretly Canadian.

The five members of the band, Adam Rasmussen, Chris Lynch, Dusty Ineman, Levi Hayden and Shane McKillop, left their hometown and base of sunny Santa Barbara to record with Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, Hercules & Love Affair) at Key Club, a converted locksmith’s building in Benton Harbor, MI. Ripped out of their usual environment into a cold midwestern locale, the band finds a new voice on Dunes. The band brings their catchy rhythms and bold synth lines from previous records but continues developing a richer sound now experimenting with unique gear including Sly Stone‘s custom-built Flickinger recording console and direction from Goldsworthy.

Listen to tracks “Bullet Train” and “Colony Glen” above or here on our Soundcloud.

Dunes is now available from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Early reviews on Dunes:

“Goldsworthy has built a stratum of battered, creaky atmosphere atop Gardens & Villa’s already richly layered mood”

- SLANT Magazine | ★★★★

“Ultimately, Dunes is a collection of tracks which showcases Gardens & Villa’s distinctly original twist on the well-worn and much abused genre of synth-pop. It’s fun, it’s clever and it’s mature–electro-pop for adults.”

- The Line Of Best Fit

“Compared to their debut album, Dunes marks a step up in the band’s sound.”

THE 405

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LISTEN // Gardens & Villa Share Second Single “Colony Glen” Via Stereogum, New Album ‘Dunes’ Out 2/4



Not content on giving just one earworm to tide you over until their new Tim Goldsworthy-produced album Dunes comes out February 4th, the guys from Gardens & Villa have shared a second single “Colony Glen”, via Strereogum’s exclusive premiere yesterday. Like first single “Bullet Train” before it, “Colony Glen” has the killer combo of an addictive synth line under lead vocalist Chris Lynch cutting through yet another seductive bass line. Don’t be fooled, “Colony Glen” is a jam that will not escape your brain after your first listen above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud. After this second look at Dunes, the 4th really couldn’t come soon enough.

Dunes is now available for pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store. Act fast as a small amount of early pre-orders from SC Distribution and limited copies at your local indie store (call ahead or go in to confirm) of the LP include a limited-edition colored magenta vinyl. The bundle edition, available exclusively from SC Distribution, includes a limited edition Gardens & Villa tote bag and all pre-orders are automatically entered to win a copy of Dunes on vinyl signed by the entire band.

Click read more to see upcoming headlining tour dates for the band starting with a show in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst on February 7th.
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WATCH // Damien Jurado Shares ‘Sisters’ Bonus Album Trailer, On Tour January 2014

We announced Damien Jurado‘s new album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son will be out January 21st, 2014. Today, Damien shares a trailer for the bonus album, Sisters, which comes with the Limited Edition deluxe version of the album. The bonus album includes exclusive tracks and alternate takes of Damien singing with an all female choir. Watch the trailer, directed by Drake Jurado, above or here on YouTube.

Pre-order the Limited Edition deluxe version of Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son via SC Distribution, or the regular version of the album from iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see tour dates and ticket links for Damien Jurado in 2014.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Porcelain Raft ‘Permanent Signal’ Out Today

Porcelain Raft fans, your wait is over. The band’s sophomore album, Permanent Signal is out today! The album includes some fantastic collaborators including Yuck‘s Jonny Rogoff on drums, Antlers‘ bassist Darby Cicci (who also contributed double vocals and trumpet, and engineered the sessions in his Brooklyn studio), and cellist Gaspar Claus (frequent collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner of The National).

Read more below to get buy links for Permanent Signal, see dates for Porcelain Raft’s US and UK tour, and watch the beautiful, buzzed about one-shot video for “The Way Out” by director Michael Lawrence that Stereogum called a “cinematic, conceptual affair”.
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WATCH // Porcelain Raft Debuts Official Video for “The Way Out” Off ‘Permanent Signal’ Album Out August 20th

Porcelain Raft debuted the official video for the single, “The Way Out”, off the new album Permanent Signal. Directed by Michael Lawrence, the one-shot video takes place in a strip club with a patron who definitely violates the no touching rule. Stereogum calls it a “cinematic, conceptual affair,” and that “you have to respect the level of work that went into something like this.” Watch the new video above or on VEVO here. Read more below to get pre-order info for Permanent Signal and see dates for Porcelain Raft’s US and UK dates.
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AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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