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Gardens & Villa, Young Man and Yours

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Wed., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

Eliza Sohn
$10

Santa Barbara band Gardens and Villa camped out in back of Richard Swift's studio in Cottage Grove, Oregon, as they recorded their self-titled debut album during the summer of 2010. The result sounds as carefree as living out of a tent should, although instead of strummy acoustic guitars and stoned, bearded harmonies, Gardens and Villa is more interested in making avant synth-pop with rigid backbeats and expansive sonic vistas. The result is a good, weird pop record, one with a decidedly Oregonian feel to it—comparisons to Nurses spring to mind—and at least one perfect pop song that sounds imported, part and parcel, from the '80s: "Star Fire Power" is a hit that you know you've heard before, maybe on the radio in your parents' station wagon, sandwiched between Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" and Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes." NED LANNAMANN

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  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
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  • Wed., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2011