The Garden is an evolving, conceptual punk band based in Orange County, CA. Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, the band consistently defies categorization and continues to break ground in their self inflicted ‘Vada Vada' genre (an idea that represents pure creative expression, that disregards all previously made genres and ideals). They are the auditory invaders of the new world; borderless, informed and decentralized, slick sound released from constraint and old ideologies.
The twins draw inspiration from a background in punk classicism but remain unfettered and unselfconscious enough to infuse elements of '90s hip hop and big beat electronica. The Garden is the intellectual refute to critics of the post modern, pantheistic generation of music listener with an equal dose of punk irreverence and undistilled fury. Their two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and very immediate but equally nuanced with echoes of the hive mind of the Vadaverse, the ephemeral architecture that exists both inside and outside of the duo that the listener enters and never quite escapes. Together the twins are an acidic concoction; unstable, sexy and probably toxic.
To be seduced and ensnared by mirror-image raconteurs, operating an addictive carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts, is a close approximation of The Garden experience on their 2013 Burger Records album The Life and Times of a Paperclip.