Indie Electro Dream Pop (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
With ghostly falsetto melodies and a spacious, low-key Disco/Funk base, four-piece (just recently turned five-piece) Gardens & Villa has been on a steady rise since forming just three years back. The band hooked up with Richard Swift to record its self-titled debut for Secretly Canadian this summer and it has already drawn considerable praise for its dimly-lit, haunting hooks and endearingly chilled vibes.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Prince if he was turning 18 this year and really into Neon Indian and Yeasayer. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ "I mean, when’s the last time you saw a lead singer armed with a quiver of flutes and reeds? That in itself is worth seeking these guys out." (KCRW)