The self-titled debut LP of Santa Barbara, California quintet Gardens & Villa was released in July (Secretly Canadian), and the record has been steadily growing on us all summer. The record’s first single is “Black Hills,” a grooving jam that evokes memories of some of Britt Daniel and Spoon’s earlier work, fused with a branch of expertly paced, synthed out rhythms. The spacey whine of Chris Lynch’s vocals are a sublime compliment to the patterned base layer planted by the rest of the band.
Watch the E.T. inspired video for “Black Hills” below. Grab the FREE mp3 by clicking here.