• Neil Favila
[UPDATE: This contest is closed and the winners have been notified.]

Gardens and Villa are no strangers to Oregon, having recorded their first album with Richard Swift in Cottage Grove. On the heels of their sophomore album, Dunes, the California glow-pop outfit is return to the Beaver State for show in Portland next week, hitting the Doug Fir on Thursday, May 15! The lead singer plays a flute! That he carries in a quiver slung across his back! The amazing Pure Bathing Culture is opening for 'em! And we're giving away TWO pair of tickets! Hey now!

To win, send an email to contest at portlandmercury dot com with "Send me to Gardens & Villa!" in the subject line. Please include your first and last name in the email. We'll select two winners at random and hook 'em each up with a pair of tickets to the show. This contest closes Monday at 9 am, so enter now!

Tickets can also be purchased for American money by going here. To further whet your ear-palette, here's the video for "Bullet Train," a retro-futuristic sounding highlight from Dunes.