Monday, December 13, 2010

GAYNGS track named one of Pitchfork's top songs of the year

On the heels of recent year-end nods toward a handful local acts comes the news that a GAYNGS was included on Pitchfork's Top 100 Songs of the Year list, as selected by the Pitchfork staff.

GAYNGS landed at #99 with "Gaudy Side of Town" from the 2010 release Relayted. They say:

"Gayngs already do a song called "The Last Prom on Earth", so the gaudiness here probably refers to something other than salmon tuxes and pink corsages. This is after-prom music, anyway, with Gayngs frontman Ryan Olson mixing ambrosial crooning and tony sax to create a palpable Barry White vibe, with just a hint of danger. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon stamps his approval by offering some surprisingly sultry backing vocals. And what should be a sleazy key party blossoms into something slinky and breathlessly affectionate."

Via GAYNGS on Facebook

Submitted by @jahnapeloquin

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