Tag Archives: Gardens & Villa

Album Review: Gardens & Villa – Music For Dogs

The future is cold. It’s a lifeless and impeccably chrome place where imperfection is sought after and annihilated. Evolution has been replaced with a “Refresh” key on your keyboard. The modern world sits still in front of a screen waiting for another notification to pop up, telling us that there is something else out there,Read more…

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Out This Week 8/24

The latest from Australian band Royal Headache doesn’t hurt KEXP’s ears: our Music Director Don Yates calls it, “another first-rate set of urgent, soul-steeped garage-rock and post-punk, combining buzzing guitars and energetic rhythms with emotive lyrics and lead singer Shogun’s gritty, soulful vocals.” Dirty Projectors bassist/vocalist Angel Deradoorian, or just Deradoorian, releases her solo debut,Read more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Best in Free

As another year of declining CD sales hits us, music distribution continues to move in a progressively liberal direction. Sure, vinyl might be making a temporary comeback in sales, but for the most part, what little is left of the intake for small artists in terms of direct music sales is taken from streaming servicesRead more…

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Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Photos!

KEXP, the community of Everett, and the Everett Music Initiative banded together over the weekend of May 16th and 17th to bring some powerful sound (more than 50 bands in total!) to Snohomish County’s own sleepy fishing town with the inception of the very first Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. All in all, the weekend featuredRead more…

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Live Review: Gardens & Villa with Tom Eddy at Barboza 5/13/14

Santa Barbara synthpop group Gardens & Villa have been on the road for nearly four months straight. Ever since their sophomore LP Dunes dropped on Secretly Canadian, they’ve been road-tripping around this county and others, showing off what a new batch of tunes and a refined live show have to offer. Both the album andRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Hypnotic

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 401 – Hypnotic Variety Mix host Troy Nelson brings youRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival

KEXP is thrilled to co-present the first-ever Fisherman’s Village Music Festival! Join us on May 16th and 17th in the beautiful city of Everett for one of the largest music festivals in Snohomish County. Together with the Everett Music Initiative, we’ll present over 60 bands on four stages, including the Historic Everett Theatre, the oldestRead more…

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Album Review: Gardens & Villa – Dunes

What does the passing of time sound like? That’s the question that Santa Barbara retro synth-pop band Gardens & Villa seem to be asking often on their sophomore record Dunes, out this week on Secretly Canadian. We first met Gardens & Villa back in 2011 with a self-titled LP decorated with jewels like “Black Hills”Read more…

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Album Review: Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Just Tell Me That You Want Me is a bit of a wild card on the scene today. It’s a tribute album to Fleetwood Mac, undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time, put out by Concord Music Group, who specializes in jazz and reissues of classic rock and pop records (none of whichRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 3

Hey Marseilles opened the day up on the main stage with a great set of Seattle’s favorites. Their vast instrumentation and soaring melodies drew a large crowd for a show so early in the day. As always, their songs sounded fantastic.

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