PICTURE THIS: Gardens & Villa @ The Independent, SF 3/7/14

March 10. 2014 | By Leslie Hampton

A few years ago I received an email from Gardens & Villa asking for assistance in booking a show in the South Bay. They played Streetlight Records in San Jose and brought the same enthusiasm to that show to every one I’ve seen since then. The show at the Independent was far from an exception.

Gardens & Villa’s new record, Dunes, has the strongest New Wave inspiration compared to their previous releases. It is really apparent from their new album and live performance that they have really honed in the sounds from their favorite records and brought them together with their own special sound. Some bands would simply use a synth to replicate such melodies, but Christopher Lynch uses an acoustic bamboo flute. We continue to expect more great albums and live shows like this one in years to come.

Gardens & Vill @ The Independent, SF 3/7/14

Gardens & Vill @ The Independent, SF 3/7/14

Gardens & Vill @ The Independent, SF 3/7/14

Gardens & Villa @ The Independent, SF 3/7/14

Check out more photos of Gardens & Villa channelling their New Wave side HERE.

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