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GAYNGS Drops by the SPIN Shed at SXSW

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I’ve got another video featuring our friend Justin D. E. Vernon with bonus Ryan Olson from SXSW. These GAYNGS-leaders stopped by the SPIN Shed at SXSW to chat with Peter Gaston about the project, which can really be summed up by Justin here as “lightspeed right past ironic and into the awesome zone.”

Download A Free GAYNGS Remix EP!


We announced this this would exist before on the Jagjaguwar blahg, but the new GAYNGS EP of Doomtree Regrinds, Affiliyated, is now available as a free digital download via SoundCloud. You know what to do, friends.

DoomtreeRegrinds by GAYNGS

GAYNGS Does Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Daytrotter Session

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GAYNGS is currently sweeping the nation, one slow jam at a time!

First, the group did a Daytrotter session that includes a brilliant cover of Sade’s “By Your Side” as well as RELAYTED favorites “The Gaudy Side of Town,” “No Sweat” and “Crystal Rope.”

Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller subsequently captured the essence of GAYNGS during their sesh:

These 10 men, occasionally 23 people, often somewhere in between, are beholden to nothing but their inner boombox and what seems to be pumping on them are the sounds of Hall & Oates, the Bee Gees, Bread, Eric B & Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, The Doobie Brothers and Sade.

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Then they turned it up to 11 on last night’s performance of “Gaudy” on Jimmy Fallon. Click here to watch the full episode.

Check out some choice shots from last night and remaining GAYNGS fall dates, after the jump.

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What constitutes a GAYNGS initiation?

In GAYNGS Relayted news, it appears as though one of the members has permanently inked the GAYNGS symbol near his nether region!  Just another day when you’re an OG.

GAYNGS Initiation from GAYNGS on Vimeo.

The countdown is on to 4/20! Coincidentally, also my grandfather’s birthday. I have to remember to send him a card.  Sheeeeet.

GAYNGS Leader Ryan Olson Reveals “The Gaudy Side of Town,” From Relayted, Coming May 11

GAYNGS Leader Ryan Olson, Photo by Graham Tolbert

GAYNGS Leader Ryan Olson, Photo by Graham Tolbert

We’re counting down to 4/20, the date on which you can pre-order the GAYNGS debut lp Relayted and receive an instant gratification download of the entire record. In the meantime, GAYNGS leader Ryan Olson released the first single and first photo of the band today on The Fader website.

Download “The Gaudy Side of Town” HERE.

Don’t forget to catch up on all the GAYNGS videos and learn how to throw the proper GAYNGS sign, especially if attending The Last Prom on Earth.

The Last Prom on Earth is not only the title of the last cut on the album, but it is also a musical celebration of Olson’s project. As GAYNG Leader, he’ll be arranging a night of music from Relayted with all players involved with the record. The performance will litterally be the last prom we’ll ever go to, and it’ll be at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis on 5/14. An early, all-ages show will commence at 5pm, and a rowdy (and a scootch more gaudy) version will be at 10pm. The tuxedo joints in The Cities will be hit hard.

GAYNGS Relayted will be released in stores on 5/11 (5/17 in the UK).

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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