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Band To Watch: Gayngs

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…
Brandon Stosuy | April 2, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Megafaun

Raleigh-via-Eau Clair BTW Megafaun debuted impressively earlier this year with Bury The Square. The trio nip-and-tuck experimental tendencies (tape splicing, white noise colliding with banjo,…
Brandon Stosuy | August 27, 2008 - 11:38 am

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Megafaun

On their debut Bury The Square, Raleigh-via-Eau Clair trio Megafaun neatly splice together different strands of sounds, whether it's tape manipulated hoedowns ("Tired And Troubled")…
Brandon Stosuy | February 14, 2008 - 2:46 pm

More Megafaun stories

Watch Another Video Of Justin Vernon’s High School Band

Last month, the internet gave us a fascinating gift: A video of Mount Vernon, Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon's high school band, winning a 1998…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2016 - 9:47 am

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon In A High School Battle Of The Bands From 1998

You might not believe that such a thing could possibly exist, but today we get to see it: Footage of Justin Vernon performing with a…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am

The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am

Phil Cook – “1922” Video

Megafaun's Phil Cook recently went solo on the likably ramshackle new roots-music album Southland Mission, and now he's made a video for his joyous cover…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2015 - 10:32 am

Phil Cook – “Ain’t It Sweet”

Phil Cook's new solo album is so good it'll make you forget all about Megafaun. Okay, well maybe you shouldn't forget about Megafaun, because they're…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 11:59 am

Watch Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath & Megafaun’s Phil Cook Cover Willis Alan Ramsey’s “Northeast Texas Women” In Durham

Amelia Meath is a powerhouse of a woman. Most recently she's been lauded as half of the electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso, but Meath is also…
Caitlin White | June 26, 2015 - 12:28 pm

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

Hear Indie Folk Supergroup Sounds Of The South Play “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” From MusicNOW – 10 Years Comp

For the past decade, the National’s Bryce Dessner has been helping to put together Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival, which regularly features acts from the National’s orbit…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Watch John Darnielle, Justin Vernon, & Megafaun Cover Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil”

Lately, Justin Vernon has been playing a few random shows with the North Carolina band Megafaun, his friends and former DeYarmomd Edison bandmates. They played
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Perform With Megafaun In Durham

As the story goes there was once a band called DeYarmond Edison that was having difficulties and decided to break up. Three of the members…
Miles Bowe | May 1, 2014 - 10:43 am

Sylvan Esso – “Play It Right”

Sylvan Esso, a collaboration project between Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn, dropped "Play It Right" today -- the lead track from the…
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Sylvan Esso – “Hey Mami” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sylvan Esso is new project from Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun. Their first single "Hey Mami" is the perfect synthesis of…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 15, 2013 - 12:17 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 Stosuy | April 9, 2010 - 11:55 am

Megafaun – “Volunteers”

This summer, North Carolina BTW (and Gayngs-related triathlon weepers) Megafaun are following last year's Gather, Form & Fly with a 36-minute mini-album Heretofore. It reportedly…
Brandon Stosuy | April 9, 2010 - 10:38 am
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