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On “Calgary,” Justin Vernon’s vocals lay in a cloud of gloomy synths and anxious electric guitar tones, suggesting a sonic shift from the grainy For Emma formula. But not too much has changed — the ghostly falsetto remains Bon Iver’s calling card. JV’s voice has also been unmistakable on recent collaborations (GAYNGS, Volcano Choir, MyMore »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

Minneapolis producer Ryan Olson and Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Tanlines pals Solid Gold are at the center of Gayngs, but a couple dozen other folks orbit the trio on the debut album Relayted. Olson started the project in his Minnesota bedroom, but stepped outside and into Wisconsin’s April Base studio where he threaded… More »

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Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (Stereogum Premiere)

You may recognize the name Phil Cook from his sideman gigs in Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger or his collaborations with Justin Vernon in Gayngs
Grace Birnstengel | June 8, 2015 - 11:00 am

Behold The Justin Vernon Family Tree

Today marks the release of S. Carey's spectacular Range Of Light. Carey is a member of Bon Iver, and he's worked with Justin Vernon o…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 9:56 am

Poliça – “Tiff” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

At Coachella over the weekend, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon joined the Minneapolis synth-rock quintet Poliça onstage to sing "Tiff," a new single. (Poliça's Rya…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 10:17 am

Justin Vernon Preps LP With Astronautalis

The Minneapolis City Pages reports that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has formed a new band with the folksy Minneapolis indie-rapper Astronautilis and that the two…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Download Blonde Redhead Remix EP Feat. Gayngs, Games, SALEM, Pantha Du Prince

4AD's put together a six-song Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle remix EP featuring the folks mentioned above along with Becoming Real and Kastellet. You can download…
brandon | July 12, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Scenes From Sasquatch! 2011

Sasquatch! took place over four nights this Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Festival included some very anticipated shows, including Wolf Parade’s next to last show,…
jessica | May 31, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Friday

If you’re at Coachella you aren’t on here. But this isn’t a bad year to be here, all told: YouTube’s live stream features some nice…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Download Gayngs Remix EP

A BTW and one of last year's 40 most accomplished newcomers, Minneapolis smooth rock collective Gayngs are taking a strong turn away from the central…
Amrit Singh | March 4, 2011 - 12:20 pm

GAYNGS Go To “The Gaudy Side Of Town” With Fallon, Daytrotter

BTW GAYNGS became a band you could watch from home. They had their TV debut on Late Night last night, where the band also debuted…
jessica | October 5, 2010 - 11:45 am

Gayngs – “Eye In The Sky” (Alan Parsons Project Cover) Live Video

Fresh off their Prince hangout and cover of George Michael's "One More Try," BTW and Stereogum40 soft rockers pass along this extremely laid-back live take…
brandon | September 28, 2010 - 3:43 pm

Gayngs – “Last Prom On Earth” Video

Yesterday we gave you Minnesotan Best New Band Gayng's cover of George Michael's "On More Try," a move I predicted a few months ago. But…
brandon | September 15, 2010 - 3:52 pm

Gayngs – “One More Try” (George Michael Cover Feat. Har Mar Superstar) (Stereogum Premiere)

When one of this year's 40 best new artists Gayngs -- the expansive collective that has the Midwest and North Carolina as its geographical axe…
Amrit Singh | September 14, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Gayngs – “Cry” Video

When we first posted on Minneapolis BTW Gayngs, we mentioned that beyond some great originals, their debut Relayted included a cover of 10cc spin-off Godley…
brandon | May 4, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Gayngs – “Faded High” (Stereogum Premiere)

Recent Minneapolis BTW Gayngs is essentially the project of producer Ryan Olson (above) with Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold, but there are…
brandon | April 9, 2010 - 11:55 am