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LISTEN // Gardens & Villa’s ‘Music For Dogs’ Now Streaming On Noisey, Album Out Aug. 21st

Gardens & Villa’s new album, Music For Dogs, is now streaming via Noisey. It’ll be up until the record’s release next Friday, August 21st via Secretly Canadian. And if you haven’t yet watched Maximize, a short film about the band’s new record by director David Del Sur and cinematographer SL Perlin, please do so above!


“We thought the label would drop us.. Our girlfriends dropped us. Our drummer of six years left. We were broke and we sort of came home with a feeling of “is this the end?” That’s when Adam and I decided to move to LA and give it one last hurrah. We felt like we wanted to go out with a bang and make the album we always wanted to make! For us and for the sake of love and fun. We immediately started recording demos and sent them to our label desperately hoping they would finance us and give us another chance. I remember when we showed them the demos of Everybody” and “Fixations” and they kind of freaked out. We wanted to redeem ourselves and everything sort of fell into place! We discovered a lot and fell back in love with the craft. We tracked most of the record live, to tape (like our first LP), and did almost all of it in seven days. So happy to get it out there.”
Chris Lynch (of Gardens & Villa)

Gardens & Villa will begin their U.S. tour in mid-September, with performances spanning three months and the entire country. All tour dates are below.

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. 28 – 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 @ Beauty Bar
Fri. Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA @ IRENIC
Sat. Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
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
& w/ American Wrestlers

LISTEN // Electric Youth Share “Runaway” Via FADER Premiere, ‘Innerworld’ Out September 30th US / 29th Europe



If you missed it a few weeks ago we premiered the video for “Innocence” [YouTube / Vevo] from the Toronto based duo of of Bronwyn Griffin and Austin Garrick, known as Electric Youth. Today FADER premiered the first track “Runaway” from their SC album debut Innerworld out September 30th / 29th in the EU. Listen to the track above or here on our Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order it directly via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Electric Youth Announce New Album ‘Innerworld’ Out September 30th US / 29th EU

If you missed it a few weeks ago we welcomed Toronto based duo of of Bronwyn Griffin and Austin Garrick, known as Electric Youth, to the SC family. We also premiered the video for “Innocence” that you can watch on YouTube / Vevo. Today the group reveals the details on their SC album debut Innerworld out September 30th / 29th in the EU.

Pre-order it directly via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

The new album came together between the duo’s home studio in Los Angeles, where all the vocals were laid down, and their Toronto studio, where Austin’s vintage synth collection was used to assemble more than have of the beautiful analog sounds on the new record. In LA, the band constantly projected old films while recording, all having influences on different songs from the release. Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson inspired “Runaway” directly while other films like Metropolis, City of God, After Hours, and Videodrome had profound effects on the environment and feel of the album.

Electric Youth will play the Leeds Festival and Reading Festival this summer before touring extensively this fall. More dates will be announced soon.



Innerworld Tracklist
01. Before Life
02. Runaway
03. WeAreTheYouth
04. Innocence
05. Without You
06. If All She Has Is You
07. The Best Thing
08. Tomorrow
09. Another Story
10. She’s Sleeping Interlude
11. A Real Hero
12. Outro

ALBUM RELEASE // Tomas Barfod New LP ‘Love Me’ Out Now Worldwide, Watch “Busy Baby” Video Dir. By Laerke Herthoni

After the release of the stunning Pulsing EP just a few months ago and widely buzzed about SXSW performances this year, Tomas Barfod‘s new album Love Me is out now worldwide via Secretly Canadian! You can listen to the whole album now via our Soundcloud including some guest vocalists such as fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina Kinert.

In celebration of the release watch the mesmerizing new video directed by Laerke Herthoni for the track “Busy Baby” featuring some interesting takes on the album’s cover art with Nina K above or on YouTube / Vevo.

Get Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

Love Me is a gorgeous album, through and through.”

Exclaim | 8/10

“Barfod has crafted an album of highly engaging, emotionally resonant pop music that’s as creatively rewarding as it is accessible”

All Music

“The sound of romance in the Helvetica age”

The Guardian

Click read more to stream the full album and see upcoming tour dates for Tomas.
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LISTEN // Tomas Barfod Shares New Song “Busy Baby” feat. Nina K, New Album Love Me Out June 9th (10th in US)

Tomas Barfod just released a new song with Nina K and you can listen to it on SoundCloud or our YouTube channel here.

Tomas’s new album Love Me is out on June 9th (10th in US) via Secretly Canadian. The release continues the gorgeous production from Tomas that we already love plus some guest vocalists including fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina K.

Pre-order Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

For more info on the release check back with the album announcement here.


TOUR DATES

05/03 Los Angeles, CABootleg Bar
05/03 | London, UK – Birthdays

AUDIO

Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

VIDEOS

Everybody by Gardens & Villa

Can't Have by Steven A. Clark

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

COMING SOON

Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Laois, IE - Electric Picnic

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