Gardens & Villa is the project of five college friends from Santa Barbara, formed following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitch-hiking journey up the west coast. Members Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Levi Hayden, Shane McKillop began playing in earnest as Gardens & Villa in 2008. The name is pulled from the location of their house on Villa Street, and the property’s lovely garden to which they tend. The music they make is very much connected to coastal city they call home — the stoney bike rides, dance parties, a scene free of judgment. For two weeks in the summer of 2010, the band camped behind visionary and now-labelmate Richard Swift’s Oregon studio. No shower, no kitchen, but all the magic you could ask for. After taking a band oath to always play all parts live — a la Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense — the band added member Dusty Ineman to supremely execute the live incarnation of the band.

Gardens & Villa Announce 'Televisor' EP; Stream "Love Affair

Gardens & Villa Announce ‘Televisor’ EP

Gardens & Villa have compiled a collection of demos and early visions as a gift to their fans, namely the Televisor EP. According to the band, ‘Televisor’ is a collection of musical sketches, the majority of which were playfully brought into existence when Gardens & Villa stopped by Richard Swift’s National Freedom:

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Gardens & Villa Release New Video directed by Robert Beatty for their single "Domino" from their LP 'Dunes' now out on Secretly Canadian records.

Gardens & Villa Release New Video

Gardens & Villa have shared the new video for their song, “Domino,” today. The track is off their latest album, Dunes (out on Secretly Canadian). The video was directed by Robert Beatty, whose hypnotic interpretation of “Domino,”

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ardens and Villa Announce Tour With Tycho. Their album "Dunes" is now out on Secretly Canadian. Gardens and Villa play multiple shows at SXSW 2014.

Gardens and Villa Announce Tour With Tycho

Gardens & Villa just revealed that they will be joining Tycho for a string of US shows this spring, kicking off in Burlington, VT, on April 15th. The band, who released their sophomore offering Dunes last month on Secretly Canadian,

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Gardens and Villa premiere their new video for the single "Colony Glen". The album is now out on Secretly Canadian. The band play February 26th in Montreal.

Gardens and Villa premiere new video

Gardens & Villa are psyched to premiere their video for “Colony Glen” today, the latest single off their new album Dunes, out now on Secretly Canadian. The video was directed by Hans Lo, who also created the album artwork. The album was Produced by Tim Goldsworthy,

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Gardens and Villa Premiere New Video for their song "Bullet Train," new dates with Broken Bells revealed. Gardens & Villas' "Dunes" is out this week.

Gardens And Villa Premiere New Video

Gardens & Villa just premiered the video for the standout single “Bullet Train” today, off their sophomore offering, Dunes, out this week on Secretly Canadian. The follow-up to the band’s 2011 self-titled debut, Dunes was produced by Tim Goldsworthy,

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