Craft Spells, Gardens & Villa

Late Show

Craft Spells

Gardens & Villa

Selebrities

Sat, July 30, 2011

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Craft Spells
Craft Spells
Four lads playin’ tunes.
Gardens & Villa - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Gardens & Villa
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. The band refers to this Santa Barbara feeling as “coco vibes.” For two weeks in the summer of 2010, the band camped behind visionary and now-labelmate Richard Swift’s Oregon studio. No shower, no kitchen, but all the magic you could ask for. After taking a band oath to always play all parts live — a la Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense — the band added member Dusty Ineman to supremely execute the live incarnation of the band.
Selebrities - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Selebrities
Equal parts dark enchantment and artful melancholy, the debut EP by Brooklyn-based Selebrities dances between angular synthpop and New Wave atmospherics to distill a sense of captivating lustre.

Ladies Man Effect sees each component of the band's sound work with precision to create a world where dashingly voguish ‘summertime gothic’ electronic-pop mingles freely with the neon imagination of 1980’s New York. Maria Usbeck sings at the point where Siouxsie meets Sarah Cracknell atop intelligently crafted guitar and bass work by Jer Robert Paulin, and the stark, resonant production of Max Peterson.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com