Gardens & Villa
8:30PM / $14 cover / $12 advance / 18 and up
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Fanfarlo has taken a grand leap forward with “ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT,” incorporating new textures into their already eclectic sonic palette. Songs such as “Replicate” – available now for free download at www.fanfarlo.com – feature more experimental instrumentation than those found on the band’s debut. The guitars are now electric instead of acoustic, while synchs and samplers have emerged in place of mandolins and glockenspiels. At the same time, “ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT” takes all the themes, musical and lyrical, of its predecessor and vastly expands them with all the confidence of a band gaining control of their aims and abilities.
Gardens & Villa is the project of five college friends from Santa Barbara, formed following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitch-hiking journey up the west coast. Members Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Levi Hayden, Shane McKillop began playing in earnest as Gardens & Villa in 2008. The name is pulled from the location of their house on Villa Street, and the property's lovely garden to which they tend. The music they make is very much connected to coastal city they call home -- the stoney bike rides, dance parties, a scene free of judgment.