Archive for July, 2011

Gardens & Villa – Mohawk August 10th

Friday, July 29th, 2011

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.

Gardens & Villa – Star Fire Power
Gardens & Villa – Black Hills

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm

Monday, July 11th, 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.

Click here to stream full album

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures (GZUS Remix)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Box Of Stones by Dirty Hit
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures by Mud Hut Digital