WE LOVE: THE GARDEN
The Garden is a punk band from Orange County, California that consists of twin brothers, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. The two piece band focuses on the usage of bass and drums as its essence, as they sing-talk their lyrics over, sometimes with different styles of beats. The twins place their music within their own made-up genre titled "Vada Vada", which Wyatt Shears has defined as "an idea that represents pure creative expression, that disregards all previously made genres and ideals".
This Vada Vada genre couldn't describe the band more perfectly. The Garden infuses traditional punk and grunge sounds, as well as using a type of rap singsong with some electronica to form their unique and new sound that can only be described by them.
The Garden released two new singles titled "Call This # Now" & "Play Your Cards Right" this July, each featuring a different jester on the cover for the single. They have self-described seeing them live as like "a jester trying to entertain a King" because they are constantly moving, switching instruments, singing on layered tracks, etc. Literally, they are putting on a show for you when you attend their concerts, you may even catch them in full jester suits, which you can check out on their Instagram. Here's a simple introduction to the band and their sound.
- Words by Jesha Tichenor