Having recently released their debut self-titled album Gardens & Villa have been touring heavily supporting it, most recently opening for Foster the People. These friends from Santa Barbara apparently camped outside the studio in Oregon where they recorded this album. They have a refreshingly synthesized sound with the highlight being Black Hills and Star Fire Power. You can catch them at Mohawk on the 10th and it will be a show not to miss.
Archive for July, 2011
This is the epitome of why I love indie music, I had never heard of Benjamin Francis Leftwich until recently and am an instant fan. His debut full length just dropped on America’s birthday ironically in the UK, Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, and it’s simply brilliant. Beautifully melancholic at times, his album is emotional and has apparently been in production for the last four years. Not sure when the U.S. release date is but you can purchase from Amazon UK. Check out the streams below and I have posted a link to a remix of his by GZUS.