The Garden Drop “Chainsaw the Door”

California duo The Garden have shared another track of their album, Horseshit on Route 66, due out September 8th, with “Chainsaw the Door.”
The Garden debut "Chainsaw the Door"

California duo The Garden have shared another preview of their forthcoming album, Horseshit on Route 66, due out September 8th, with “Chainsaw the Door.” “If life presents you with a closed door, then you chainsaw through it” explains the band, “It might take a while but it’s quicker than using an axe on it. Once you get through the door there will be more obstacles, but at least you knocked it down.”

The Garden collaborated with 100 Gecs member Dylan Brady, Kero Kero Bonito bassist James Bulled, indie staple Mac DeMarco, and Carrot Top. They’ve modeled for brands such as Saint Laurent, Balenciaga & Hugo Boss, to name a few. Now, after four LP’s–three of which were released while under contract with Epitaph Records–their new album, Horseshit On Route 66, will be the first independent LP that The Garden has put out since 2013. The decision to leave Epitaph was one that was ultimately made by the band. “We are not interested in closing our doors to potential opportunities we haven’t experienced” explains Fletcher, “Joining up with Epitaph was something we tried out and ultimately were not interested in pursuing any longer. Progression is most important to us, if something is not working and not allowing us to move forward in the ways that we want, we switch angles.”

The 11-tracks that make up their latest, Horseshit On Route 66, are some of The Garden’s most fiery endeavors to date. 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.

The Garden
Horseshit on Route 66
Tracklist

01 Haunted House on Zillow
02 OC93
03 Puerta de Limosina
04 Freight Yard
05 Horseshit on Route 66
06 What Else Could I Be but a Jester
07 X in the Dirt
08 Orange County Punk Rock Legend
09 Chainsaw the Door
10 Squished Face Slick Pig Livin’ in a Smokey City
11 At the Campfire

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

Pre-order Horseshit on Route 66, by the Garden HERE