Intro Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4

Gardening, Not Architecture

New album Fossils out now

Next show: Nashville, TN | Saturday, December 19th | Details TBA

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, born in the deep winter of 2003 in Wisconsin, is the brainchild of Sarah Saturday. It was never supposed to be more than a few recorded demos. The project wouldn’t be named until 2007, and wouldn’t see its first live performance until 2009. Since then, Sarah has played over 200 shows as Gardening, Not Architecture; toured the United States and Canada multiple times as a solo act; self-released an EP, three full-length albums, and a collection of self-recorded demos. Her music has been featured in television shows, online videos, and feature films; and she is currently venturing into the world of independent film, composing her first film score for “Superpowerless,” and releasing a three-part film for her new album, “Fossils,” which was released in July 2015.




the official music videos


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


The Florida Sessions
First LP
The First EP



dig a little deeper

Interview with GearNerd (October 8, 2012) > READ
Interview with Indie Ambassador (April 22, 2012) > READ
Critics’ Pick on Pittsburgh City Paper Blog (January 25, 2012) > READ
Interview with Highlight Magazine (January 16, 2012) > READ
Show Review on Porty City Sun Blog (December 3, 2011) > READ
Album Review on New Music Michael Blog (November 22, 2011) > READ
Interview with (June 28, 2011) > READ
Interview with Buzznet (May 17, 2011) > READ
Interview with RulDope (March 9, 2011) > READ
Blogger’s Picks from Halifax Pop Explosion (October 26, 2010) > READ
Show Review on The Broken Speaker (October 25, 2010) > READ
Indie Week 2010 Review on (October 15, 2010) > READ
EIY Meetup (Indianapolis) Review on (October 14, 2010) > READ
Feature on (October 14, 2010) > READ
Feature on (September 7, 2010) > READ
Feature on (August 26, 2010) > WATCH
Interview with BlankTV (August 25, 2010) > WATCH
Interview with (August 7, 2010) > WATCH
Show Review on Lost In Reviews (August 6, 2010) > READ
Show Review on Twisted Fates’ Cafe (July 31, 2010) > READ
Interview with Mess of Music (July 23, 2010) > WATCH
Feature in Myspace Warped Tour Video Blog (July 22, 2010) > WATCH
Interview with Tampa Bay Times (July 20, 2010) > READ
Interview with NPR Music (July 19, 2010) > READ
Show Review in New York Times (July 18, 2010) > READ / VIEW PHOTOS
Show Review on Lehigh Valley Music Blog (July 16, 2010) > READ
Show Review on (July 15, 2010) > READ

Show Review on (July 15, 2010) > READ
Show Review on (July 14, 2010) > READ
Feature on New Music Michael Blog (July 10, 2010) > READ
Feature on Top 40 / Pop Blog @ (July 8, 2010) > READ
Show Review on (July 5, 2010) > READ
Feature in Warped Tour Pit Blog (July 3, 2010) > READ/WATCH
Interview with Venture County Reporter (July 1, 2010) > READ
Interview with OC Music Magazine (June 25, 2010) > READ
Feature on (June 24, 2010) > READ
Top 10 Pop Artists On Warped Tour 2010 ( > READ
Feature on (June 14, 2010) > READ/WATCH
Interview with Hits Daily Double (June 11, 2010) > READ
Warped Tour 2010: 10 bands to watch (Metromix) >  READ
Feature on (May 25, 2010) > READ
Feature on (May 24, 2010) > READ
Feature on (May 24, 2010) > READ
Feature on (May 21, 2010) > READ
Feature on (March 19, 2010) > READ
Interview with (March 11, 2010) > READ
Feature on (December 11, 2009) > READ
Feature in Phoenix New Times (August 31, 2009) > READ
Interview on Capital Chaos TV (September 17, 2009) > WATCH
Interview with (March 12, 2009) > READ


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for watering the garden

You can support this project in a number of ways!

1. Tell your friends and share the music.

2. Buy the music on iTunes or Bandcamp.

3. Make a donation through Venmo (click the “Donate” tab).

4. Make a donation through PayPal (click the “Donate” tab).

5. Buy merchandise in the online store.

6. Come to a show.


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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

Visit the Facebook page for upcoming local shows.

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


that I am now at the beginning of the beginning
of doing something serious.” – Vincent Van Gogh


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