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Though commercially speaking the British folk band Trees weren't a great success in the short three years before the group disbanded in 1972, over the years they have received more recognition.
They are not just another folk-group from the flower power age copying Fairport Convention; they add a sharp psychedelic edge to their compositions & arrangements. Celia Humphris' voice rings smooth and clear over chugging beats.
With artwork from the famous hiphuggers studio.1. Soldiers Three (1:48)
2. Murdoch (5:08)
3. Streets Of Derry (7:32)
4. Sally Free And Easy (10:08)
1. Fool (5:20)
2. Adam's Toon (1:12)
3. Geordie (5:03)
4. While The Iron Is Hot (3:18)
5. Little Sadie (3:09)
6. Polly On The Shore (6:07)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DunesOver the past three years,the Santa Barbarian comrades that make up Gardens &Villa -Chris Lynch,Adam
Rasmussen, Levi Hayden, Shane McKillop, and Dusty Ineman - went from playing local bills to being
veterans of the road.After releasing their self-titled debut on Secretly Canadian in 2011, they pushed their
van's odometer into the six-digit range, zigzagging North America and Europe with over 350 shows in just 2
years. Gardens & Villa emerged a wiser, crystallized version of themselves.
Those experiences planted the seeds for the band's new batch of cohesive, personal, and beautifully layered
pop songs - homegrown in the confines of the band's beach side practice space. When it came time to
record, they searched out acclaimed producer Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, LCD
Soundsystem, Hercules & Love Affair) and these five surf-town natives found themselves traveling to the
unlikely locale of Benton Harbor, MI (pop. 10,040) in January. There they landed at the Key Club, located
deep in the recesses of a converted locksmith's building where they would record what would become their
second full-length, Dunes.
Gardens &Villa burrowed into the Key Club's retro-themed studio and living space, only leaving the facility
five times over the next month. The disconnect between Santa Barbara's familiar sunny beaches and
Michigan's snow-covered lake shore led to the group's creative unraveling in the studio. The band lost track
of the hours, days, and weeks as blinking analog machines captured the intense journey. In the process,
Dunes was poured through Sly Stone's original custom-built Flickinger recording console.
With just a week left before deadline, Gardens & Villa sought a brief refuge from the studio where their
progress had stalled. They went on a trip,traversing winding roads past frozen tundra and barren trees and
into the wilderness of the nearby state park's tall dunes. The group climbed to the top and collapsed into a
combination of sand and snow.Simultaneously reminded of home as well as their distance from it,their jaws
dropped as they turned to see Lake Michigan's majestic and surreal expanse stretching toward the horizon.
Supported by Goldsworthy's guidance, the band went back to the studio and ultimately emerged with a
record beaming with dystopian energy, subconscious lyrics, and uncompromising sincerity. Lynch has
seamlessly integrated his bansuri flutes and Rasmussen has fleshed out his looming synths alongside shades
of '80s cult films soundscapes that lurk just underneath the songs in an unnoticeable-yet-omnipresent
fashion.Like the awe-inspiring clarity of sitting atop Michigan's dunes,the band's forthcoming record shares
a clear and evocative vision of where Gardens & Villa's members have traveled, what they've learned, and
what lies ahead.1. Domino
2. Colony Glen
3. Bullet Train
6. Purple Mesas
9. Thunder Glove
10. Love Theme$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lovers KnowAfter touring the world as a member of the Postal Service in 2013, Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) took a year to get lost. She drove across the US twice, toured South Africa solo, made her first appearance in London (also solo), and trekked all over Europe with William Faulkner's words ringing in her ears: "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." Finally she found herself in Los Angeles with a suitcase of songs to fill a whole new album. Lovers Know, The Mynabirds' third full-length release, was produced by Bradley Hanan Carter (Black English) and recorded over a yearlong period in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Nashville, and Auckland, New Zealand. It's definitely new territory for Burhenn, forging into 80s, 90s and futuristic soundscapes, recalling Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and even 90s hip hop and R&B. The album may be loaded with a fresh palette of new sounds (swarms of synths, gauzy electric guitars, and electronic drums), but her brooding, unmistakable voice leads the way. Lyrically this is her most personal and confessional work to date, and also her most accessible. Whereas her last album, GENERALS, watched from a wide angle to understand the world at a distance, Lovers Know pulls in close. "There's something about wandering the world over," Laura says, "that makes you realize how similar we all are - everyone searching for something, so often the same thing: love. It may sound trite, but it's true. Love - or the lack of it - is the thing we all have in common. It can destroy us. It can break us open and let the light in. And it's also the thing that can make us sing." Burhenn has released two previous albums as The Mynabirds on Saddle Creek, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010) and GENERALS (2012), both of which were produced by Richard Swift and met by critical acclaim.1. All My Heart
4. Say Something
7. Shake Your Head Yes
10. One Foot
11. Hanged Man
12. Last Time$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now