The Garden Announce ‘Horseshit on Route 66’
The Garden have announced their new album, Horseshit on Route 66, will drop on September 8th. The full-length marks twin brothers Wyatt & Fletcher Shears first independent release since a run of critically acclaimed records with Epitaph, and their most blistering collection yet. Lead single “Orange County Punk Rock Legend” combines sunny guitars and bit-crushed drums over a snarling hook. The song “was written in the back of an old restaurant called Yang Ming” explains Wyatt, “I decided to write it after being slapped by the old cook.” The video finds the band in full jester attire, ripping it up at the skatepark while a towering clown looms in the background. “Orange County Punk Rock Legend” is preceded by the single “Freight Yard,” which dropped in May.
Horseshit On Route 66 was recorded in Downtown Los Angeles, the record pulls from from the legacies of Southern California hardcore and UK punk, but continues to experiment with dissonant electronics and the drum & bass sound the duo is known for. Though plans to record in a ghost town and set up camp “somewhere haunted” were abandoned, that spirit is embodied in the record. “A good chunk of the songs were inspired by the “scary stories” we read as kids and our interest in the supernatural,” says Wyatt. The duo also cite children’s book illustrator Stephen Gammell as a major reference point, his drawings infused with the same underlying menace that their music evokes.
In support of the album, The Garden will bring their legendary live show on a massive run of U.S. tour dates that includes a festival appearance at When We Were Young in Las Vegas.
The Garden 2022 Tour Dates
10/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/04 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
10/06 – Washington, DC @ The Howard
10/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Heaven
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Heaven
10/12 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
10/14 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
11/10 – Dallas, TX @ Studio at The Factory
11/11 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/17 – Detroit, MI @ Eastern
11/18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20 – Omaha, NE @ Slow Down
11/21 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/25 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
11/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
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