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Gardens & Villa

  September 15, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $22.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: July 9, 2024 10:00 AM to September 15, 2024 12:00 AM
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Some band names take on a talismanic quality, revealing mystical depths the musicians may never have intended. For Gardens & Villa, the name became downright prophetic. The quartet of Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Shane McKillop, and Dustin Ineman, took their moniker from Villa Avenue, where they first shared a home – and a garden – in Santa Barbara, California. Now, a decade and a half later, the band is set to release their fifth album, Ultra Terrestrial, on [date TK]. The record finds Gardens & Villa returning to the roots of their namesake, highlighting the expansive growth they’ve weathered, and the familial bonds they’ve forged over their 15 years together.


From the start, the California outfit was lauded for their emotionally resonant vocals and clever fusion of dream pop, psychedelia, and funk. Since then they’ve drawn mystic inspiration from experimental and avant pop wells across styles and generations, citing everyone from David Sylvian, Talk Talk, Cleaners from Venus, and Echo and the Bunnymen to close friends and brethren like Foxygen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and the late Richard Swift. In fact, it was Swift who helped produce and shepherd Gardens & Villa’s 2011 self-titled debut, a tightly interwoven gem grounded in the band’s commitment to jamming and playing all of their instruments live. 


Following three years of nonstop touring alongside acts like Foster the People, the Shins, and Broken Bells, 2014’s Dunes expanded on Gardens & Villa’s already sky-cracking vision. The equally expressive Music For Dogs followed a year later, simultaneously marking the band’s move from idyllic Santa Barbara to a shared live-work space alongside the Los Angeles River. In LA, they continued building on their expansive sound, pushing further into dream pop territory, exploring chill wave wonderlands, and connecting with fellow musicians like Cornelia Murr, Omar Velasco, and Alex Siegel. But between their rapid growth and the close quarters of the warehouse they called home, the band knew something had to change. “At that point we had done something like 12 US tours,” Lynch says. “We had spent so much time together, and the pressure and schedule pushed us to our limits, so we all went our separate ways.”
 

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