GARDENS & VILLA Release New Video, Tour with Youth Lagoon

Part Funkadelic, part Forbidden Zone, this David South directed video blends the best of 70s campy sci-fi coolness and makes it new.

Gardens & Villa play select dates in North America this month before meeting up with rising talent Youth Lagoon, for a string of dates in September and October including a performance at Pygmalion Festival in Urbana, IL. Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers caught Gardens & Villa at a show in his hometown of Boise, ID earlier this year and the two bands found a fast friendship between them. Now they reunite to bring two of this year’s most exciting new bands to a city near you.

“Gardens & Villa effectively wipe the vaseline from the murky bedroom funk of recent days” -FILTER

“The sparse but tight production, relying mostly on fat synthesizers and drum machines with a few twists here and there, dispenses a lighthearted Britpop vibe while also recalling early-’80s R&B… Wide eyed and fresh-faced, Gardens & Villa takes on the natural world with relish” -NPR

“Immediately intoxicating” -NYLON

“Ideal for summertime strolls through a cemetery” -PITCHFORK

“Gardens & Villa may spend a lot of time outdoors, but they’re probably listening to Human League on headphones as they tiptoe through the thorns” -BLURT MAGAZINE
TOUR DATES:
08/30/11 Costa Mesa, CA- MESA

09/15/11 Santa Cruz, CA- Crepe Place
09/18/11 Denver, CO- Hi-Dive w/ Youth Lagoon
09/20/11 Ames, IA- The Maintenance Shop w/ Youth Lagoon
09/21/11 Kansas City, MO- Record Bar w/ Youth Lagoon
09/22/11 Urbana, IL- Pygmalion Festival
09/25/11 Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern w/ Youth Lagoon
09/27/11 Atlanta, GA- Masquerade: Purgatory Stage w/ Youth Lagoon
09/28/11 Charlotte, NC- Snug Harbor w/ Youth Lagoon
09/29/11 Washington DC- DC9 w/ Youth Lagoon
09/30/11 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands w/ Youth Lagoon
10/01/11 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge w/ Youth Lagoon
10/03/11 Boston, MA- Great Scott w/ Youth Lagoon
10/04/11 Philadelphia, PA- Kung Fu Necktie w/ Youth Lagoon
10/05/11 Grantham, PA- Messiah College: Larsen Student Union
10/06/11 Grand Rapids, MI- Calvin College: Ladies Literary Club w/ Youth Lagoon
10/07/11 Chicago, IL- The Empty Bottle w/ Youth Lagoon
10/08/11 Minneapolis, MN- 7th Street Entry w/ Youth Lagoon
10/12/11 Portland, OR- Holocene
10/15/11 Los Angeles, CA- The Satellite

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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