Video | Gayngs, “The Gaudy Side of Town”

Gayngs “Last Prom on Earth” at First Ave, originally uploaded by jcbehm.

As some of you may know the super midwestern group known as Gayngs will be coming to Turner Hall Ballroom on September 29th. If you are not sure what to expect from the show, check out this video of them performing at their CD release party a few months back at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

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Freebie | Get a little taste of Gayngs, “A Gaudy Side of Town”

We previously mentioned about this mid-western supergroup that consisted of primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota artists called Gayngs.  The group, founded by Ryan Olson and Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, consists of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), P.O.S., Dessa, Lookbook, Andrew Bird’s touring unit and countless others.  The album has been described as a psychadelic soul trip. Their album called Relayted drops May 25th. Gayngs label Jagjaguwar just drop the first track as a free download.  It kind reminds me of old school Wham, but funkier and sleazier (in a good way). Check it out for yourself. (spotted at The Fader)

Gayngs – “A Gaudy Side of Town”

Introducing Gayngs | A Midwestern Indie Supergroup (Mostly)


The music supergroup is either a hit or a miss, and given it’s overall record, it is usually a miss.  Last year it was N.A.S.A. Probably the most successful supergroup is the Gorillaz who have an album due out in March. I don’t think anything can compare to the newest supergroup of Gayngs.  What in the hell is Gayngs? Think of it as a Midwestern supergroup comprising mostly of Minnesota and Wisconsin artists.  Gayngs features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce, P.O.S and Dessa from Doomtree, Minneapolis Solid Gold,Ivan Howard of The Rosebuds, Lookbook of Milwaukee’s Listening Party Records, Andrew Bird’s touring band, jazz-saxophonist Michael Lewis of Minneapolis Happy Apple, Megafaun from North Carolina, and others. The album will be called Relayted and will be released on May 11, 2010 on Jagjaguwar.  Just read the one sheet to get an idea of the whole project:

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