Intro Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4

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


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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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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