May 14, 2010

Don't ask Y, just listen

Given that I was late to the Bon Iver party to begin with, it's no real surprise that I'm a little late in knowing about Gayng's, a mid-western supergroup made up of 23 of Minnesota/Wisconsin's finest**.  Lucky duckys in Minneapolis can see them tonight at the downtown "danceteria" (fantastic word!) First Avenue, in a prom-themed performance "The Last Prom on Earth" featuring tunes off their album Relayted.

If you aren't so lucky, you can stream the album in its entirety here, and below.  Loving how familiar and new it sounds at the same time.


1. The Gaudy Side of Town
2. The
3. Cry
4. No Sweat
5. False Bottom
6. The Beatdown
7. Crystal Rope
8. Spanish Platinum
9. Faded High
10. Ride
11. The Last Prom on Earth

Ryan Olson of Digitata, Mel Gibson & the Pants, Building Better Bombs.
Adam Hurlburt, Zach Coulter and Shon Troth of Solid Gold.
Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver.
Brad Cook, Phil Cook and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun.
Michael Lewis of Andrew Bird, Happy Apple and Dosh.
James Buckley of the James Buckley Trio, Mystery Palace.
Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S.
Maggie Wander, aka Dessa.
Maggie Morrison and Grant Cutler of Lookbook.
Ivan Howard of Rosebuds.
Jake Luck and Nick Ryan of Leisure Birds.
Channy Moon Casselle of Roma di Luna.
Joe Mabbott, producer.
Katy Morley, Olson's friend.
Danny Kryzkowski, a guy Olson works with "who was always narc-ing on me to get me fired."
Xander (?).

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