As the headline suggests, there’s lots of Gardens & Villa news to share with you guys. Quickly entering “road warrior” status, the SoCal quintet recently announced a full September/October show schedule, including nine dates as direct support for rising Minneapolis stars Polica. To honor this team-up, Gardens remixed Polica’s track “The Maker” which you can hear below. The finished piece nods to an 80’s drum/keys theme while Channy Leaneagh’s vocals remain relatively untouched, creating an overall sound that matches the Soundcloud player’s “Thriller”-esque art quite well.

Further exemplifying their developing respect among musical peers, the band was also asked to cover Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1982 track “Gypsy” for the album Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. “

[‘Gypsy’ is] sensitive and timeless,” says G&V’s Adam Rasmussen. “Recording it was
a beautiful experience. We’re really thankful for this opportunity.” Among the many other talented Tell Me contributers were Washed Out, St. Vincent, The New Pornographers, and The Kills. After you’ve listened, be sure to check out the complete tour schedule below, which includes a students-only September 5th date at SFSU’s The Depot (update: open to the public!).

Gardens & Villa Tour Dates
* = w/Polica

08/04/12 Santa Ana, CA – South Coast Village
09/05/12 San Francisco, CA – San Francisco State University: The Depot
09/07/12 Portland, OR – Musicfest
09/08/12 Seattle, WA – Neumos
09/16/12 Oceanside , CA – Equal Festival
09/22/12 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
09/24/12 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
09/25/12 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
09/26/12 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
09/28/12 Atlanta, GA – Counterpoint Festival
10/01/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
10/02/12 Washington, DC – Black Cat*
10/03/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
10/04/12 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall*
10/05/12 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
10/06/12 New York, NY – Webster Hall*
10/08/12 Columbus, OH – The Basement*
10/09/12 Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre*
10/10/12 Nashville, TN – The High Watt
10/11/12 Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack*
10/13/12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/16/12 El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
10/17/12 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

Gardens & Villa
San Francisco State University: The Depot
September 5, 2012
Free, Students Only