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Gardens & Villa

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Black Hills
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Cruise Ship
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Thorn Castles
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Orange Blossom
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Spacetime
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Chemtrails
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Star Fire Power
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Sunday Morning
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Carrizo Plain
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Neon Dove
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 40:33

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dreamiest summer record

radtricks

pretty much in love with gardens and villa. its dreamy summer time pop at its finest

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After recording in Starfucker’s home city of Portland, Oregon, Gardens & Villa released their debut album on Yeasayer’s label Secretly Canadian, and coincidentally, Gardens & Villa sound a lot like a cross between those two groups. Similarly, Levi Hayden, Shane McKillop, Adam Rasmussen, and Chris Lynch make warm indie pop with airy falsettos and retro synths. It’s a tranquil listen, even when a picnic song like the chillwavey “Orange Blossom,” with its pseudo-sexy hook “Think of me like a swarm of bees/Circling around your knees/To pollinate means ecstasy,” gives way into the chugging acoustics of “Thorn Castles,” a jam that’s brisk enough for a jog on the beach. References to the outdoors are peppered all over the album — from “Black Hills” to “Carrizo Plain”– and this naturalist theme, combined with the digital production, gives the record a nice sense of balance, even if it sometimes lacks originality. – Jason Lymangrover

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