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Garden Centre are both subtle and not-at-all subtle. Their sound is led by chief singer/songwriter Max Levy, whose voice sounds like Wand’s Cory Hanson if he inhaled a ton of helium and lived in a mushroom-shaped dwelling from a children’s book. Levy’s high-pitched vocals might be off-putting at first, but it doesn’t take long to warm up to them, especially when they pair so well with his fantastical lyrics and off-kilter instrumentals. Garden Centre released their latest album, A Moon for Digging, last year on Brooklyn’s Kanine Records, and its leisurely, oddball pop songs à la Daniel Johnston are heartwarming at the very least, and at most: an absolute emotional tidal wave.

From the album “A Moon for Digging”

Garden Centre, who consist of members of Joanna Gruesome, Keel Her and King Of Cats, have shared a second track from the new record, Riding. The track starts off as a blast of rapid pulsing electronics, and solid straight drums, bringing to mind the likes of Architecture In Helsinki or The Spinto Band. It then collapses in on itself, leaving just a muted guitar riff and scratchy but emotive vocal, and then before you know it, it’s gone. Unique and rough around the edges in the best way possible, Garden Centre seem to pack more ideas into a two minute pop song that some people fit onto an entire album. 

The band have promised their debut is at least partly inspired by, “the experiences and memories of a group of people who used to hang out in an abandoned plant nursery.” And if you’re not intrigued by that we don’t know what’s wrong with you.

Garden Centre’s self-titled debut album is out June 24th 2016 via Faux Discx.