Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa, touring behind their latest album, Music For Dogs, out now on Secretly Canadian, brought the crowd out at Aisle 5 in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points. Gardens & Villa songwriters Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen recently relocated to LA, where they have returned to their DIY approach and brought on the creative processes that helped shaped this deeply personal album. Instead of sticking down the indie pop path the band was getting nailed into, the new album, expands upon their sound, while returning to some of the spaced out synths that initially captured hearts while getting into social commentary on the state of music and the technology advances of today. But don’t worry, Gardens & Villa still know how to put on one heck of a live show, while getting the crowds dancing along.
And of course, the crowd went wild when the flutes came out of the bag.
Boston’s Palehound got the crowd going before Gardens & Villa with a great set behind their much buzzed about debut full length album, Dry Food. The fuzzed out guitars, some quite strumming, and some Mac D like psych, had this crowd buzzing.
Atlanta’s Satisfiers of Alpha Blue, an experimental psychedelic pop act opened the night with an thrilling opening set.
Photos By: John McNicholas