Southern California might not be known for it’s amazing bands but Santa Barbara’s electro-synth five-piece Gardens & Villa are going to change all that. Unlike most bands that come to southern California to record, Gardens & Villa headed east to record with Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, Hercules & Love Affair) at Key Club, a converted locksmith’s building in Benton Harbor, MI. Seems fitting as Gardens & Villa’s first and second singles “Bullet Train” and “Colony Glen” have hints of Cut Copy spread throughout. So do yourself a favor, pick up Dunes from Gardens & Villa. You don’t want to be the last person to the party.