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Gardening, Not Architecture


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You were only
partly wrong

We are meant
to find our way
if we can stay the course

those things we felt when we were young,
turned into fossils, one by one

hold me under
i’m not ready for the light

Gardening, Not Architecture


gardening, not architecture

Gardening, Not Architecture (G,NA) began as a series of demos recorded on cassette tape, deep in the coldest winter months of 2003 in Wisconsin. The recording project was the brainchild of Sarah Saturday, and was never supposed to leave those tapes. After the demise of her punk band in 2005, Sarah began reworking the demos, and released a four-song EP in 2007 under the name Gardening, Not Architecture, which was available for free download and released in the form of 50 handmade CDs. The songs began to circulate online, and soon there was pressure from friends and fans for Sarah to perform the songs live. In 2008, she played the first two G,NA shows in Los Angeles as a three-piece band. In 2009, after the recession forced her to close the doors on her online marketing company in LA, she booked her first G,NA tour as as solo act, performing with only a bass guitar, backing tracks, and a homemade LED light wall for two weeks up and down the west coast. Upon returning from that tour, she recorded the first full-length G,NA album in the early summer of 2009. By the end of that year, she was touring full-time.

From 2009 to 2012, Sarah played nearly 300 shows as Gardening, Not Architecture, touring the United States and Canada multiple times including two months on a side stage of the Warped Tour in 2010. In 2011, she released her second album with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign. After relocating to Nashville in 2012, Sarah began shifting her focus from touring to building local collaborative relationships within Nashville’s budding and diverse art community. She has done a series of long-distance recording collaborations, including a four-song EP with drummer Jay Weinberg entitled “Mourn” that was released for free online in 2013. In 2014, she began venturing into the world of independent film, composing her first feature film score for “Superpowerless” (due out 2016), and releasing a collaborative three-part art film for her latest album, “Fossils,” which was released in July 2015. The film is due out in July 2016. Her music has been featured in television shows, online commercials, and feature films, gaining G,NA a worldwide audience.

G,NA’s music has been called “cinematic bedroom pop” (No Country For New Nashville) with “elements of electronic rock, folk and theatrical, personal storywriting” (Ryan’s Smashing Life). The Venn Review described it as sounding like “Rilo Kiley and Maria Taylor had a baby and that baby grew up and released an album that was produced by Trent Reznor.” Currently, Sarah is working on releasing the “Fossils” film and playing locally with a five-piece band. She has plans to tour in late 2016 / early 2017 — her first tour dates in over four years — in support of the “Fossils” album and film. She has also launched a Patreon account and blog at, where supporters can become “patrons” of her latest work through a small monthly donation.





the official music videos


The Fossils film features three short films directed by three Nashville directors, produced by Sarah Saturday and Jennifer Bonior.
Directed by Motke Dapp, Jonathan Rogers, and Dycee Wildman

Produced by Cognitive Machine Entertainment
Directed by John Sclimenti


Produced by Snackhaus
Directed by Chris Laughter


Produced by Coatwolf
Directed by Evan Glodell




the official discography


First LP
The First EP



dig a little deeper

Show Review on No Country For New Nashville (2015) > READ
Album Review by Steve Chab (2015) > READ
Album Review on No Country For New Nashville (2015) > READ
Feature on Ryan’s Smashing Life (2015) > READ
Feature in Nashville Arts Magazine (July Issue, 2015) > READ ONLINE
Feature on (2015) > READ
Review on The Venn Review (2014) > READ
Interview with Indie Ambassador (2012) > READ
Critics’ Pick on Pittsburgh City Paper Blog (2012) > READ
Interview with Highlight Magazine (2012) > READ
Show Review on Porty City Sun Blog (2011) > READ
Album Review on New Music Michael Blog (2011) > READ
Interview with (2011) > READ
Blogger’s Picks from Halifax Pop Explosion (2010) > READ
Show Review on The Broken Speaker (2010) > READ
Indie Week 2010 Review on (2010) > READ
EIY Meetup (Indianapolis) Review on (2010) > READ
Feature on (2010) > READ
Feature on (2010) > READ
Interview with (2010) > WATCH

Show Review on Lost In Reviews (2010) > READ
Show Review on Twisted Fates’ Cafe (2010) > READ
Interview with Mess of Music (2010) > WATCH
Show Review/Photos in New York Times (2010) > READ / VIEW
Show Review on Lehigh Valley Music Blog (2010) > READ
Show Review on (2010) > READ
Show Review on (2010) > READ
Feature on New Music Michael Blog (2010) > READ
Feature on Top 40 / Pop Blog on (2010) > READ
Show Review on (2010) > READ
Interview with Ventura County Reporter (2010) > READ
Top 10 Pop Artists On Warped Tour by (2010) > READ
Feature on (2010) > READ
Feature on (2010) > READ
Feature on (2010) > READ
Interview with (2010) > READ
Feature on (2009) > READ
Feature in Phoenix New Times (2009) > READ
Interview with (2009) > READ


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Gardening, Not Architecture would not still exist without you. Thank you.

Below is a list of people who donated to G,NA from 2009-2012, through PayPal, Kickstarter, or in person. Thank you for your unending support, financially and otherwise!

Aaron M. (Seattle, WA)
Abby S. (Encinitas, CA)
Adrian D. (Chicago, IL)
Alex D. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Alexxa S. (Tucson, AZ)
Alton C. (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Amy M. (Mt Pleasant, SC)
Andrew S.
Andrew W. (Seattle, WA)
Andy D. (Nashville, TN)
Annette F. (Long Beach, CA)
Anonymous (Sunnyvale, CA)
Arlan H. (Los Angeles, CA)
Ben S. (Alexandria, VA)
Bethany B. (Spring Hill, FL)
Bonnie D. (Los Angeles, CA)
Bonnie E. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Brad V. (Los Angeles, CA)
Brandon D. (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Brian C. (Phoenix, AZ)
Brian D. (Durham, CT)
Brian R. (Murieta, CA)
Brian S. (Harrison Township, MI)
Brian W. (TX)
Brianne G. (CA)
Brooke D. (Milwaukee, WI)
Buddy L. (De Forest, WI)
Carre C.
Catherine G. (Windsor, ON, Canada)
Chelsea J. (Canutillo, TX)
Cheska Z. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Chris & Chelsea (Alpharetta, GA)
Chris H. (Kansas City, MO)
Chris K. (Columbus, OH)
Christopher “Chester” M. (Deming, NM)
Christopher A. (Millville, NJ)
Christopher M. (Cleveland, OH)
Clint H. (Baraboo, WI)

Cynthia E. (Spring Hill, FL)
Cynthia N. (Cushing, ME)
Dakota M. (Wichita, KS)
Dan T. (Fair Lawn, NJ)
Dana A. (Normal, IL)
Daniel F. (Monrovia, CA)
Dave G. (Culver City, CA)
Dave L. (Tacoma, WA)
David (Saginaw, MI)
David P. (Potomac, MD)
David S. (Ephrata, PA)
Dennon E. (Silverdale, WA)
Derek L. (Chino, CA)
Devon M. (Columbia, MO)
Dexter K. (Westminster, CA)
Doug M. (Roslindale, MA)
Edward D. (Los Angeles, CA)
Eric N. (Oshkosh, WI)
Gail B. (Fond Du Lac, WI)
Gavin C. (Portland, OR)
Gretchen W. (Woodinville, WA)
Heidi W. (Portland, OR)
James H. (Stafford, NY)
Jason G. (Newport News, VA)
Jason R. (Fond du Lac, WI)
Jen M. (Seattle, WA)
Jeremy C. (Des Moines, IA)
Jim C. (Beaverton, OR)
Joe E. (Oak Creek, WI)
Joey B. (Nashville, TN)
John O. (CA)
John R. (Tampa, FL)
Johnny K. (Boston, MA)
Jonah M. (San Francisco, CA)
Jordan D. (Provo, UT)
Jordan J. (Madison, WI)
Josh K. (Los Angeles, CA)
Josh M. (McQueeney, TX)

Joshua Z. (Pärnu, Estonia)
Karissa K. (East Dubuque, IL)
Kaylena F. (Olivehurst, CA)
Kerrin H. (Dartmouth, MA)
Kevin S. (Palm Desert, CA)
Landon O. (Pleasant Grove, UT)
LaShaunda P. (Birmingham, AL)
Laura B. (Elizabeth City, NC)
Lawrence C. (Costa Mesa, CA)
Leah R. (Bellevue, WA)
Lesley W.
Lin G. (Bolton, ON, Canada)
Linda M. (Baraboo, WI)
Lindsay H. (Portland, OR)
Lucas H. (Caledonia, MN)
Makenna H. (Macon, GA)
Marcus O. (Worcester, MA)
Martin A. (Chicago, IL)
Mason T. (San Diego, CA)
Matt G. (Bristol, PA)
Matthew N. (Lincoln, NE)
Mayumi W. (Hannover, Germany)
Megan H. (Elk Grove, CA)
Michael D. (Essex Falls, NJ)
Michael S. (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Molly H. (Safford, AZ)
Mountain Weekly News (Avon, CO)
Myriah (Olympia, WA)
Natalie D. (Boston, MA)
Natalie D. (Seattle, WA)
Nick P. (Chicago, IL)
Nicole P. (Sugar Land, TX)
Pamela D. (West Hills, CA)
Patricia L.
Paul B. (New York, NY)
Paul I. (Lucerne Valley, CA)
Penny Z. (Nashville, TN)
Rachel S. (Kalamazoo, MI)

Randy S. (Murrysville, PA)
Randy S. (Virginia Beach, VA)
Rebecca G. (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Rob K. (Kansas City, MO)
Rob M. (Dubuque, IA)
Rob R. (Wauzeka, WI)
Russ C. (Kouts, IN)
Sam H. (Los Angeles, CA)
Samantha B. (Marlton, NJ)
Sarah & Kunal (Chicago, IL)
Sarah K. (North Adams, MA)
Sean H. (Galloway, OH)
Shanti W. (McCall, ID)
Sharon B. (Seattle, WA)
Ste C. (London, England)
Stephanie D. (Perry Hall, MD)
Stephanie S. (South Ozone Park, NY)
Stephen A. (Brooklyn, NY)
Stephen C. (Phoenix, AZ)
Stephen S. (Cincinnati, OH)
Stuart G. (Madison, WI)
Tanis C. (Chico, CA)
The Evidence (Calgary, AB, Canada)
Thomas D. (Seattle, WA)
Thomas R. (Tomah, WI)
Tina C. (Boston, MA)
Tisha T. (San Jose, CA)
Tony B. Jr. (Dublin, Ireland)
Tony C. (Salisbury, UK)
Trisha P. (Wellington, New Zealand)
Vicki S. (North Hollywood, CA)
Victor E. (Garden Grove, CA)
Wendy F. (Redlands, CA)
William H. (Everett, WA)
Zachary T. (Northport, NY)
Zachery P. (Kettering, OH)
Zack S. (Ashland, MA)
Zeke M. (Seattle, WA)



No matter where this takes me
No matter what this takes of me



near and far

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East Coast Fall Tour (w/ Yardsss)
October 24 – November 11
Nashville, TN
St Louis, MO
Springfield, IL
Des Moines, IA
Ames, IA
Sioux Falls, ID
Minneapolis, MN
Madison, WI
Chicago, IL
Chesterton, IN
Flint, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Pittsburgh, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Hamden, CT
Brooklyn, NY
Wilmington, SC
Chapel Hill, NC

East Coast Winter Tour (w/ Dinner And A Suit)
January 22 – February 2
Richmond, VA
Baltimore, MD
Long Island, NY
Danbury, CT
Worcester, MA
Rockaway, NJ
Delran, NJ
Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Nashville, TN

“The Migration” Fall Tour (w/ Chris Staples)
November 25 – December 10
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR
Eugene, OR
Chico, CA
Patterson, CA
Stockton, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Ft Worth, TX
Shreveport, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Pensacola, FL

U.S. and Canada Fall Tour (solo)
October 1 – November 27
Los Angeles, CA
Mesa, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Portales, NM
San Antonio, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Kansas City, MO
St Louis, MO
Indianapolis, IN
Flint, MI
Toronto, ON, Canada @ Indie Week Canada Festival
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Haverhill, MA
Worcester, MA
Hamden, CT
Northport, NY
New York, NY @ CMJ Music Marathon
Halifax, NS, Canada @ Halifax Pop Explosion Festival
Reading, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Columbia, SC
Charlotte, NC
Tampa Bay, FL
Gainesville, FL
Valdosta, GA
Lake City, TN
Chicago, IL
Madison, WI
La Crosse, WI
Des Moines, IA
Englewood, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Nampa, ID
Pendleton, OR
Everett, WA
Olympia, WA
Seattle, WA
Redding, CA
Stockton, CA
San Francisco, CA
Elk Grove, CA
Los Angeles, CA

U.S. and Canada Summer Tour (Vans Warped Tour: Kevin Says Stage)
June 24 – August 15
Carson, CA
Mountain View, CA
Ventura, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Las Cruces, NM
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX
Maryland Heights, MO
Noblesville, IN
Burgettstown, PA
Cleveland, OH
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada
Hartford, CT
Mansfield, MA
Corfu, NY
Scranton, PA
Camden, NJ
Uniondale, NY
Oceanport, NJ
Columbia, MD
Virginia Beach, VA
Charlotte, NC
St. Petersburg, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA
Cincinnati, OH
Milwaukee, WI
Detroit, MI
Tinley Park, IL
Shakopee, MI
Bonner Springs, KS
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Salt Lake City, UT
Denver, CO
Chula Vista, CA
Pomona, CA
Wheatland, CA
Nampa, ID
George, WA
Hillsboro, OR

Canada Tour (w/ Crazy Diamond)
March 24 – April 3
Toronto, ON, Canada
Brantford, ON, Canada
Windsor, ON, Canada
London, ON, Canada
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada
Kingston, ON, Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Sudbury, ON, Canada

U.S. Fall Tour (first leg w/ Gavin Castleton; second leg w/ We The Living)
September 9 – October 20
Tacoma, WA
Portland, OR
Eugene, OR
Redding, CA
Stockton, CA
Citrus Heights, CA
Fremont, CA
LaFayette, CA
San Jose, CA
Fresno, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Victorville, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Salt Lake City, NV
Provo, UT
Nampa, ID
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR
Spokane, WA
Bozeman, MT
Bismarck, MT
Minneapolis, MN
Madison, WI
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO
Tulsa, OK
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Baton Rouge, LA
LaCrosse, WI
Madison, WI
St. Louis, MO
Tulsa, OK
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Murfreesboro, TN

West Coast Spring Tour (solo)
March 10 – March 29
North Hollywood, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Fresno, CA
Sacramento, CA
Stockton, CA
Redding, CA
Eugene, OR
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Nampa, ID
Salt Lake City, UT
Scottsdale, AZ
Tempe, AZ
Barstow, CA


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of doing something serious.” – Vincent Van Gogh


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