Posted in music | pictures on March 13, 2011

photos by Timothy Griffin

Gayngs / Local Natives
Gayngs
Local Natives

"To create the GAYNGS' Regrind EP all of the stems from the bands debut album, Relayted, were arbitrarily named and compiled into a list. Ensuring anonymity, the list was presented in alphabetical order (shown below) to a collection of producers and musicians. They were then instructed to choose only 10, without knowing what songs they came from or what instruments they contained. One could choose anything from four sax solos and six bass lines, to eight keyboards and two background vocals. The combinations that could be chosen were indefinite...the only certainty was that the parts would all be set to the tempo of 69 beats per minute.

From there, the re-grinders were free to chop, pitch-shift, and otherwise pulverize the stems into a new, cohesive song. The only rule was that they must use all 10 stems they were given, and that the tempo must remain at GAYNGS' standard 69 bpm.

P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, MK Larada, and Plain Ole Bill (all from Minneapolis Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree) were the first to step up to the plate.

All turntablin' was done by Plain ole Bill. The Cook Bros (Megafaun) also lent their talents on keys."

You can listen to and download Regrind, which is out now, at the end of this post.

Gayngs seem to be taking it day by day - the supergroup of sorts has publicly toyed with the idea of the band only touring once, but the demand seems to be there, and so they continue to hit the road (though Justin Vernon is not always guaranteed to be a touring member). On Friday night they shared a sold out bill at Stubb's in Austin with Local Natives, and this coming week they'll play at least two more Austin shows during SXSW, and in April they do Coachella. Har Mar Superstar, like he has in the past, was filling in for Vernon at the smooth rock & autotune-filled Austin show where they covered Godley & Creme's 'Cry', and George Michael's 'One More Try'.

Local Natives, who also play a SXSW show (but only during Interactive), played songs from Gorilla Manor and apologized for not having much more than that. They promised a new album before their next tour through Austin. You can see their whole setlist, and more tour dates, and more pictures from the Stubb's show, and the Gayngs EP, below....

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DoomtreeRegrinds by GAYNGS

GAYNGS' Regrind EP
1. Fight, Fuck, Fall Asleep (Sims:vox Cecil Otter: regrind)
2. Coercion Van (MK Larada: regrind)
3. Cologne & Water (Paper Tiger: regrind)
4. Draper Drunk (Mike Mictlan: vox, The Chocolate Ox: keys, Plain ole Bill: regrind)
5. No Scrubs (P.O.S: vox, regrind)
6. Sprinkle Juice (Lazerbeak: regrind)
7. Sand in the Lotion (Cecil Otter: regrind)

Gayngs - 2011 Tour Dates
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

Local Natives - 2011 Tour Dates
Mar 14 SXSW Interactive, Austin, Texas
Mar 25 Hipodromo De Las Americas Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 09 1st BANK Center Broomfield, CO
Apr 11 UCCU Center w/ Arcade Fire!!! Orem, UT
Apr 13 Comerica Theatre w/ Arcade Fire!!! Phoenix, AZ
Apr 14 The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel w/ Arcade Fire!!! Las Vegas, NV
May 28 Sasquatch Music Festival George, WA

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Comments (20)

Gay.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 10:56 PM

Kinda just wish Justin would finish the Bon Iver record already.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 11:16 PM

Justin Vernon is the only reason these people could ever be considered good

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 11:21 PM

I don't care if they just have the one albums worth of songs, I want to see Local Natives play New York at some point this summer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 11:54 PM

TRUE

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 11:54 PM

Well looks like the sophomore slump is going to hit the local natives realllllll hard.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 12:03 AM

who's the fat dude jumping around there, the girl is cute tho pros for that

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 1:28 AM

Is that Har Mar chubby star with the pubes beard?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 2:33 AM

Love you Ryan Olsen

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 3:31 AM

word

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 6:43 AM

gayngzzzzzzzzzz. looks like justin finally wised up and realized this project sucks cack.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 9:43 AM

GAYNGS IS GAY

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 9:54 AM

Gayngs are not as hetero as Jacuzzi Boys

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 10:05 AM

Stubb's looks like a beautiful outdoor venue!

I wish I could have seen Pavement there.

Did Local Natives open up for Gayngs? I sure hope not...

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 11:41 AM

Gayngs opened for Local Natives. I think it worked well, since the nature of each band was a good fit for a smooth, sometimes mellow opening leadining into LN's growing-til-crescendo performance (ending with Sun Hands - arguably to most rousing track from Gorilla Manor).

Stubb's can be a lot of fun as a venue since the rear area is slightly elevated, allowing even shorties to get a clear view if they can't get closer. Good food and ample space to roam also make for engagement at many levels (though the further back you are, the more chatty-mathura you encounter yukking it up). :)

Tim

Posted by Tim Griffin | March 14, 2011 12:58 PM

Gaygns: Irony & me are pretty good company...

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 1:40 PM

i don't like either of these bands

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 1:58 PM

Gaygs = boring.
Local Natives is pretty good w/ the ol' signature sweet percussion clicks

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 7:27 PM

ugh

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2011 6:30 PM

yeah remix it because it sucked to begin with now it will suck even harder!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2011 6:31 PM

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