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KCRW Presents: Gardens And Villa

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KCRW Presents: Gardens And Villa

Studio Sessions

KCRW Presents: Gardens And Villa

KCRW Presents: Gardens And Villa

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Santa Barbara's Gardens and Villa will play Coachella later this year. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Santa Barbara's Gardens and Villa will play Coachella later this year.

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Set List

  • "Black Hills"
  • "Cruise Ship"
  • "Thorn Castles"
  • "Spacetime"
  • "Orange Blossom"
  • "Neon Dove"
  • "Star Fire Power"
  • "Carrizo Plain"

Santa Barbara, Calif., is a college town with a vibrant music scene. Gardens and Villa was formed there by five college friends, and is already booked to play Coachella, so it's clear that the group is on the rise. The synth-heavy pop band has a distinct '80s vibe, but it also adds elements of the outdoors to the mix — including an assortment of bamboo flutes, which singer Chris Lynch holds in a quiver strapped to his back. Gardens and Villa claims Prince as a major influence, particularly in the standout track "Orange Blossom."