Gardens & Villa Play Faust at the Lobero: Santa Barbara’s Indie Rockers Craft Original Score for 1926 German Film, Play It Live

Screw The Artist. A far more adventurous evening of appropriation occurred on Saturday night when Gardens & Villa played a soundtrack they produced as a commission from the Santa Barbara International Film Fest for F.W. Murnau’s Faust live at the Lobero. A fairly full house came to see the local boys, who once comprised a psychedelic band straight outta Westmont College, but now are firmly reincarnated in this more nouveau New Wave outfit that celebrated last year with a great self-entitled CD released on the prestigious indie label Secretly Canadian and toured extensively opening for teen heartthrobs Foster the People, before coming home and presumably immersing themselves in German Expressionist masterpieces. more

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