GAYNGS To Hit The Road This Spring

The super group GAYNGS will be hitting the festival scene as part of their spring tour in support of their new album, Relayted.  With over 20 musical contributors for the album, GAYNGS will have a full stage which will include artists like Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, GAYNGS ringleader Ryan Olson, Zak Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold, Jake Luck of Leisure Birds, Ivan Rosebud of The Rosebuds, Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun, and Mike Lewis of Andrew Bird and Happy Apple.  

The band will kick off its tour March 6th in Minneapolis, MN before heading off to the Lone Star State for this year’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin.  Then they head west and play the prestigious Coachealla Festival in Indio Valley, CA and finish their festival jaunt with an appearance at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington. 

GAYNGS has already garnered quite a bit of attention receiving recognition from music aficionados like Stereogum and NME magazine as well as the New York Times and the BBC.  It is clear that this amazing super group is not to be missed.  Check out their latest track, “The Gaudy Side of Town”, here.

US DATES
03/06/11 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
03/11/11 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, Texas
 03/13/11 – 35 Conferette Festival – Denton, Texas
 03/17/11 – Mohawk/ SXSW – Austin Texas
 03/18/11 – Lustre Pearle/ Dickies Party / SXSW – Austin , Texas
  04/15/11-17 – Coachella Music & Arts Fest – Indio, California
  05/28/11- Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, Oregon
  05/29/11    Sasquatch Music Festival – Quincy, Washington
  06/01/11 – The Independent- San Francisco, California
  06/04/11- The Casbah – San Diego, California

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Gayngs’ Tour Bus Drama

Gayngs had something of a dramatic close to their recent U.S. tour.

The band was supposed to finish their tour schedule with a triumphant stop at Austin City Limits, but it was not to be.

Instead, last Saturday the band learned that their tour bus (and all their instruments) had been stolen! The band reported it to the police and waited anxiously.

It was later discovered that the bus had not actually been stolen, but instead had been repossessed.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the bus was snatched by the company that rented them, CJ Star Buses. Reportedly Gayngs owed $6,000.

Gayngs had this to say, via Justin Vernon’s blog.

“While it is totally ‘Gayngs’ to not pay bills… we were given no warning of our gear being taken and it was absolutely our every intention to pay our bill. Matter of fact, me and Lewis just paid it. In person.”

The band gets their stuff back, but were “insanely bummed” to miss Austin City Limits. Let’s hope they make it out again next year.

Gayngs Are Coming To Towns Near You

Gayngs are taking their 10-cc inspired tunes on the road! Since releasing their album Relayted, out on Jagjaguwar, they have been one of the top 40 new bands of 2010 by Stereogum, they will be performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on October 4th and now they are bringing their 69-BPM songs to the masses for a short US tour. The core of the band, Minneapolis producer Ryan Olson and Solid Gold’s Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, will be joined by many of the twenty-plus collaborators they had during the recording of the album, including Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, Ivan Rosebud of The Rosebuds and Mike Lewis of Andrew Bird!

For a frame of reference, this is what Gayngs sounds like live. This rendition of “Faded High” was filmed for “City of Music,” the weekly live performance series by Gimme Noise for MPLS.TV, a Minneapolis online television network. Check for their tour dates after the jump!

Watch them perform “Faded High” below:

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

10/09/10 – Official ACL Afterparty At Emo’s With Bear In Heaven
10/10/10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival