My New Favorite Band: Gayngs

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This is music for lovers. This is music that is inspired by some of the 70’s and 80’s greats like Hall & Oats and Bruce Hornsby. This is what happens when you gather a group of today’s finest indie rock musicians and they do something completely out of the box. This is porn music.

The only reason I truly know about Gayngs is that they are on the Austin City Limits line-up, and that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon plays a big part in their foundation. I haven’t had the chance to listen to much of their music, but I’m hoping they blow me away when it becomes festival time. I’ve been a huge fan of Bon Iver and Megafaun for quite some time, back to the days of their project together DeYarmond Edison, so when I learned that they were once again collaborating on a completely different type of music with 20 or so other musicians including Rhymesavers’ P.O.S. and members of the Rosebuds, I was instantly sold. The video that accompanies my post put a stamp on it and mailed it off. I would’ve never expected anything Justin Vernon would do to sound so slinky and sultry, and I’m glad that it was an utter surprise upon first listen. They are my new discovery, and my current obsession – one that won’t be upstaged for quite some time. I know I will never truly appreciate such an act until I see them in some dank club with four 60 watt light bulbs illuminating the entire room, but the ACL performance, YouTube vids and their debut album Relayted will have to suffice until I get the chance.

This is some of the sexiest music I’ve heard in my life. Seriously. Anytime Justin Vernon rocks the auto-tune, I simply melt – that doesn’t make me gay does it? I can’t freaking wait to see them at ACL!

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