On Wednesday, July 13th, Santa Barbara indie-rock quintet Gardens & Villa returned home after several weeks opening for Foster the People, playing sold-out shows in large theaters throughout North America.

Gardens & Villa’s sold-out headlining set at SOhO Restaurant & Nightclub served as something of a release-party for the band’s debut self-titled album, available from the prominent independent label Secretly Canadian.

Gardens & Villa: Photo by Luca Venter

Gardens & Villa: From Left to Right, Levi Hayden, Adam Rasmussen, Dusty Ineman, Shane McKillop (standing), Chris Lynch (Photo Credit: Luca Venter)

Ted Coe, host of “The Freak Power Ticket,” reconnected with Chris Lynch (G&V’s frontman, lead guitarist, & flautist) and Adam Rasmussen (keys and backing vocals) to discuss G&V’s new record and label, touring, the group’s sound and lyrics, associated indie bands, and more. (Gardens & Villa have played live on “The Freak Power Ticket” on two previous occasions: January 18, 2010 and Monday, February 14, 2011)

The episode of “The Freak Power Ticket” included here features a lightly-edited version of that originally hourlong program, with selections of G&V music.

Thanks to Adam, Chris, and the rest of the Gardens & Villa crew, plus Secretly Canadian and Santa Barbarans Little Owl for their time and for permissions to include the complete tracks interwoven in this podcast.