A video on YouTube begins with a motormouthed “92.9, KJEE, SANTA BARBARA’S MODERN ROCK GIANT, FAT JAY IN STUDIO RIGHT NOW WITH GARDENS AND VILLA. AND HERE THEY ARE TO PLAY A NEW SONG FROM THEIR ALBUM DUNES, THIS IS “MINNESOTA.” LIIIIIVVVE! HERE ON KJEE. GARDENS AND VILLA. “MINNESOTAAAAAAAAHH.”
Gardens & Villa's latest album was made in a vortex. The recording process for Dunes was a new experience for the members of the Santa Barbara electro-pop outfit, when they left the comfort of California beaches for a secluded Michigan studio.