GAYNGS

When Ryan Olson decided to make a record with Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, it was clear to them what the result would be: a collection of drugged-up keyboards and slick bedroom production almost exclusively inspired by 10cc's "I'm Not In Love." To be fair, they weren't entirely off. What they didn't know was that it would spiral into a project of epic proportions, enlisting the talents of over 25 musicians from various scenes around the country, relocating the base of operations from Olson's Minneapolis bedroom/studio to the Wisconsin-based studio April Base, and the genesis of a musical family, GAYNGS.

GAYNGS Remixes Gardens & Villa’s “Orange Blossom”

Secretly Canadian’s Gardens & Villa got the royal remix treatment by Ryan Olson’s GAYNGS, and the results are tremendous. Olson was recording at Jim Eno’s studio in Austin just as G&V were traispsing through town. The song “Orange Blossom” called to Mr. Gayngs, and after what I can only imagine was a liquor-soaked Austin, Texas bro-down, the remix-level friendship was forged. Altered Zones said that it turns off the lights and fills the room with the irresistible musk of desire! Holy shit, that is scandalous!

Videos Surface of the GAYNGS Showcase at SXSW 2011

Join us on a walk down memory lane as we recall the magical March evening when some Jagjaguwar staffers became honorary GAYNG members in the shadows of the Mohawk stage, while promises of the party-after-the-after-party lured the rest of us to brave uncharted territory of suburban Austin, Texas.

Here are some new videos of GAYNGS headlining their Mohawk showcase at SXSW 2011.

GAYNGS Remix Blonde Redhead’s “Here Sometimes”

Blonde Redhead must know that anything Gayngs touches turns to gold. The veteran rockers reached out to our favorite Minneapolis collective to remix/ throw in a few signature Gayngs gunshot sounds to a track from their 2010 LP Penny Sparkle. Hear the result in the player below, along with Blonde Redhead remixes from other artists including Pantha Du Prince, Salem and more.

Hear Gayngs & S. Carey’s Sasquatch Sets

S. Carey at Sasquatch. Photo courtesy of NPR.org

While the rest of America was at BBQ’s and pool parties this weekend, the lucky folks at Sasquatch Music Festival were hanging with some of Minneapolis’ finest. S. Carey and Gayngs both played at the festival and NPR was there to document their sets. Stream the concerts below.

Live from Sasquatch: S. Carey

Live from Sasquatch: Gayngs

Gayngs at Sasquatch. Photo courtesy of NPR.org

 

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