Dunes


Gardens & Villa


Amoeba Review

02/03/2014

Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villas hit an intoxicating groove on their new album, Dunes. Chris Lynch’s vocals sound like they’re dancing with you over the throbbing beats of “Colony Glen.” Flutes, new-wave synths and a cool bassline get the seductive “Bullet Train” going. “Chrysanthemums” is absolutely lovely, with a simple drum machine beat and piano driving a gleaming power ballad. Producer Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy) knows how to work wonders with the band, keeping things simple but moving gracefully and allowing plenty of room for Lynch’s ample pipes to cut through, his work particularly shining on the treatment given to the Cure-ish “Echosassy.” With Dunes, Gardens & Villas announce themselves as the next great dance-rock band. Get ready.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
File/Price
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1.
Domino
Gardens & Villa 04:05
2.
Colony Glen
Gardens & Villa 04:19
3.
Bullet Train
Gardens & Villa 03:58
4.
Chrysanthemums
Gardens & Villa 03:46
5.
Echosassy
Gardens & Villa 03:24
6.
Purple Mesas
Gardens & Villa 05:23
7.
Avalanche
Gardens & Villa 04:33
8.
Minnesota
Gardens & Villa 04:07
9.
Thunder Glove
Gardens & Villa 04:33
10.
Love Theme
Gardens & Villa 01:24

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