The self-titled debut of Gardens & Villa is on Secretly Canadian, actually located in geographically challenged, Bloomingon, Indiana. Anyway, all the way from Santa Barbara, it's slo-mo, folk rock with just a couple of chords, sort of a freeze-dried early one-note Talking Heads. They give the impression - don't ask me how - that they would be better live as this disc shows promise but on this recording their reach exceeded their grasp. Check 'em out at the delightfully funky Casa De La Raza in S.B. on the 24th of this month.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Gardens & Villa - Gardens & Villa
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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