The Garden Haha on LP + Download
The Garden is a constantly evolving, conceptual punk band based in Orange County, CA, now releasing their new album Haha as part of a burgeoning partnership between Epitaph Records and legendary DIY label Burger Records. Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, the Garden consistently defies categorization and continues to break ground: auditory invaders of the new world, borderless, released from all 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. Their two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and very immediate, but equally nuanced with echoes of the hive mind, 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.