Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardnerwill play a series of acoustic solo shows in Los Angeles on Record Store Day, April 16th. The shows take place at participating record stores across Los Angeles. Please see below for information about all performances.
The Los Angeles-based Gardner is releasing a cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” backed with a cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young” on 7″ white vinyl that day. Click here to view Dylan performing “Diane Young”.
Gardner is also currently hard at work on his new album, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Adventures in Real Time. Co-produced by Gardner and Jack Dragonetti (The Submarines, Jack Drag), Adventuresis a stellar showcase for the 19-year-old Illinois native’s brisk hooks, high-spirited melodies, and a musical eclecticism that reflects his deep love for his pop-rock predecessors, including The Beatles, Ben Folds, and Vampire Weekend. Gardner first began to attract attention with the album’s opening track “Let’s Get Started” when he put it up on Spotify last year. After being included on a popular playlist called “Smart Is The New Sexy,” the track caught fire and began racking up plays. (It is now over seven million.) Watch the official video here.
Raised in both Illinois and Arizona, Gardner has been playing piano, guitar, and drums, as well as writing songs since he was a kid. His father, Mark, was the bassist in ’80s Chicago power-pop band The Kind and young Dylan pored over his dad’s record collection, becoming deeply enamored with such classic artists as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. Before recording Adventures in Real Time, Gardner studied the techniques detailed in Brian Kehew’s 500-page tome Recording The Beatles.
Dylan Gardner’s Record Store Day shows are as follows: