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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

[All dates + tickets at]
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 RELEASE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out Now, Tour Starts Tonight In Philadelphia

It’s been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised album, Slave Ambient, came out and the Philadelphia band’s newest offering, Lost In The Dream is now out worldwide.

Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).

If you haven’t already seen them, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile and this great feature from Stereogum.

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

Critics praise the new album:

“the band’s most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date”

Pitchfork | Best New Music

“If Slave Ambient represented a breakthrough, this one is an out-and-out star-maker that should rank among the year’s best albums”

SPIN | 9/10

“Adam Granduciel’s impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes”

The Guardian | ★★★★

Click read more to see TWOD’s tour dates with all the ticket links here.
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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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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Luke Temple Readies Solo Album ‘Good Mood Fool’, Releases Stream of “Katie” via SPIN

You may know him as the frontman of Here We Go Magic, however, Luke Temple will be releasing a new solo album, Good Mood Fool, through Secretly Canadian this October! In this solo effort, Luke pairs down his instrumentation to just his voice, a drum machine, a bass guitar, and a Juno-1 synthesizer. SPIN premiered the album’s poppy second track, “Katie”, this morning and you can listen to it above or HERE on YouTube.

Peep the track list and album artwork below and then pre-order Good Mood Fool at Secretly Canadian Distribution, Amazon, iTunes and your local record store. If you want to see Luke play his new solo material live, check him out this Thursday, July 25th at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with TEEN and White Bike.

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Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea 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


Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic

In Touch by Suuns

Hella by Cayucas

Everybody by Gardens & Villa


Here We Go Magic
Be Small


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