Gayngs Chub Licker

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (270 of them)

right? it's like i just expected this to stay on the city pages gimme noise blog.

you better check that sausage before you put it in the rofl (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

xxpost -- Seems to grow a bit more on a relisten! Such is the nature of judgment, I guess.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm just very skeptical. i haven't liked much of anything that any of the people involved have done, aside from the bon iver album. solid gold i really don't like at all. enough with the leisure suits...

but, you know, don't hate, appreciate

taylory dayne (goole), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Only joshing Ned! I thought your review was fair.

Taylor: that's my point. I also dislike most of the people involved and the style of music... but I can't stop playing this.

Duran (Doran), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

for the record, all the ppl that i know involved in this are really nice and cool ppl

you better check that sausage before you put it in the rofl (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's not what I meant. Obviously. Christ. I dislike their music. I'm sure they're all stand up guys and gals...

Duran (Doran), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is it it supposed to end as abruptly as it did?

The Reverend, Monday, 24 May 2010 12:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

dope album btw

The Reverend, Monday, 24 May 2010 12:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

This album is fucking fantastic.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 June 2010 04:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

No further input that agreeing that this album is great.

krakow, Monday, 7 June 2010 10:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

i mean it is great, but i just can't imagine what prompted anyone to listen to it in the first place?

plax (ico), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

i can't think of anyone who i'd rather hear do coke-blind sax solos more than michael lewis

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

jordan do you know fat kid wednesdays? he is a great in that

m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

yup, only on cd and only heard it once though.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

they usually do monday nites in the basement of the turf if you ever happen to be in town then i highly recommend...have not heard their CD is it good?

m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

jt bates is a badass drummer

m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ryan Olsonm, Vernon and Mike Noyce from Bon Iver, Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt from Solid Gold, POS from Rhymesayers, Doomtree artist Dessa, The Rosebuds' Ivan Howard and Jake Luck and Nick Ryan of Leisure Birds get together to make a 'blue-eyed r&b' record

i just...what? no. i refuse to believe this is any good. this is some elaborate prank, i'm sure.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not the kind of r'n'b you listen to.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 June 2010 19:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is p good

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is the loveless of indie r&b

m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

they usually do monday nites in the basement of the turf if you ever happen to be in town then i highly recommend...have not heard their CD is it good?

it was in a friend's car so i don't remember much, but it's probably not as good as they are live. jt bates is great for sure.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I love this album! It's like if A Mountain of One had decided to make an entire album out of "Freefall" rather than "Innocent Line".

Tim F, Monday, 19 July 2010 10:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like this album but p much never remember any of it besides "gaudy side of town" which is amazing

BIG MEECH aka the larryhoover (The Reverend), Monday, 19 July 2010 10:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was sat in the garden listening to it at the weekend and still love it. I really worry about stuff that's got a bit of a pot head sensibility to it but this is amazing *in spite* of all that stuff - especially the sleeve 'concept'.

Duran (Doran), Monday, 19 July 2010 16:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

omg what

http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2010/10/gayngs_austin_c.php

goole, Monday, 11 October 2010 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Holy Shit!
Gayngs' Austin City Limits set canceled after bus driver absconded with gear

goole, Monday, 11 October 2010 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

"gaudy side of town" is v. dope

Pitchfork.com, a music recommendation Web site (The Brainwasher), Monday, 11 October 2010 19:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cj star buses cj Curtsinger says:

I am the owner of the bus that gaynges was riding on the bus was not stolen it was taken away for non payment the tour manager told

me f you he was not going to pay they were fully aware of their situation and were told in Austin to get their gear off they did not so I had my driver to take it to Nashville until they paid for the ride you don't ride for free and they had no intentions of paying so they can thank their tour manager for this is not my fault I did not steal the bus it's a bad situation but they should have took care of business and did not want to

goole, Monday, 11 October 2010 19:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

pretty great cover of Sade.

http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/gayngs-concert/20032270-37382393.html

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

this album really owns

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

pretty great cover of Sade.

ugh, oh no they didn't

i was not impressed at all by the couple of songs i heard by this group

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

they did!

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

i dont care for the album all that much, but i like the sade cover.

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Cry" on the album is as good as "gaudy side of town"

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I suspect that How To Dress Well will end up overshadowing Gayngs in the plaudit stakes on account of ticking more 2010 indie boxes, but I can't help preferring Gayngs' attention to songcraft - "Cry" definitely, but these guys could abandon the R&B/soul references and just make tunes like "Faded High" and I'd still like them.

Tim F, Thursday, 14 October 2010 22:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

How To Dress Well is an exercise in nothingness. I don't get the adoration at all.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 14 October 2010 22:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

how to dress well is such a dumb band name.

i don't hear much songcraft from gayngs - "cry" and "gaudy side of town" just meander pointlessly for far too long, and they're so ersatz and affectless.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 14 October 2010 22:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

How To Dress Well is an exercise in nothingness. I don't get the adoration at all.

― Johnny Fever, Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:28 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

cf dubstep

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 14 October 2010 22:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

"meander pointlessly" and "ersatz" yes ("affectless" no) - but listen with "balearic" ears and these qualities make a lot more sense. Which is one reason that they make me think of (early) A Mountain of One, who operated according to a similar dynamic (and repelled a lot of people in the process I think).

This is something I said about neo-balearic stuff a couple of years back and I think it applies here:

"Perhaps the other key difference between Balearic and disco-punk is the way in which the two styles pursue their strategies of intensification. Disco-punk approaches its desired fusion very seriously, combining urgent disco rhythms with the most honest-to-goodness rock signifiers it can think of (jagged guitars, shrieked vocals, songs about girls and politics), as if to say: “I can be both of these things absolutely without compromise.” Balearic’s strategy is more oblique, preferring to fail on both rock and dance music’s terms, as if by doing so it could establish a new yardstick. As dance music it’s too torpid, decadent and tentative; as rock it’s simultaneously blanched-out and excessively manicured. A lot of my favourite records this year felt a bit like inspired failures: on Kathy Diamond’s gorgeous ballad “I Need You”, the arrangement drifts from deep sublimated bass riffs into an unnecessarily loud and showy percussion work-out, the yawning gap between Kathy’s delicacy and the robustness of the drums coming on like some lurid combination of alcohol and pink lemonade I can’t stay away from."

Tim F, Thursday, 14 October 2010 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm still undecided as to whether how to dress well is the worst music ever or if i'm actually kind of into it. constantly catch myself oscillating between feelings of disgust and groovin

samosa gibreel, Friday, 15 October 2010 00:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

me 2

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Friday, 15 October 2010 00:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

How To Dress Well is surprisingly brilliant live. Or at least he was when I saw him in London over summer.

Faded high is such a great song off Relayted.

Duran (Doran), Friday, 15 October 2010 01:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

me 3

Tim F, Friday, 15 October 2010 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

"meander pointlessly" and "ersatz" yes ("affectless" no) - but listen with "balearic" ears

if i do this, it's just a less-satisfying version of actual balearic music, without any of the detail or lush sound design that i prize there. (bear in mind i never particularly liked a mountain of one ,or anything that veered too much to the beardo end of the spectrum)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 15 October 2010 08:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm still undecided as to whether how to dress well is the worst music ever

give me a how to dress well song to listen to so i can decide for you

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 15 October 2010 08:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

dude you would hate this shit i don't even need to

samosa gibreel, Friday, 15 October 2010 08:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Friday, 15 October 2010 08:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

like, the first three seconds will repulse you

i really like that song tho

truly blunted rhyme fiend (J0rdan S.), Friday, 15 October 2010 08:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahaha otm about the first three seconds

samosa gibreel, Friday, 15 October 2010 08:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tim F OTM to the moon and back.

DL, Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i haven't listened to cassie for months.

i have WAY TOO MUCH MUSIC to listen to this week, dying beneath the pile of it all. still taking in new ones from nôze, k michelle, ginuwine, art department, wolf & lamb dj kicks, egyptrixx, kode9 & spaceape, killa kyleon, shackleton, fabrizio maurizi, phaedra, gang gang dance, the revenge, jenny hval, young gully, lupe fiasco, terre thaemlitz, WAKA. and for non-contempo stuff i appear to have downloaded the entire back catalogues of esperanza spalding, jean grae and everything but the girl. PSB/steely dan/can right back to the bottom of the pile.

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah and the marsha ambrosius one too

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

FTR I never cared much for the original but Gayngs' Cry is very pretty and slow and floaty and quite emotional to my ears.

chandelier falling through a bar in a batman costume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

You're seriously gonna listen to Lupe Fiasco instead.

Tim F, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah that one's for work not pleasure :(

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

not that they sound that similar (and not wanting to put lex off them because they're wicked), but having a rough grounding in things like steely dan might well help towards gayngs enjoyment.

chandelier falling through a bar in a batman costume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh don't dog latin, now they've been mentioned in connection to both gayngs and destroyer, lex will never listen to them.

I do find it interesting though, all of this stuff (incl. coldplay) I mentally file under "white stuff goons check for".

Tim F, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm genuinely thinking i might just delete steely dan unheard now

the so-called goons are mostly indie fuxxors at heart, is the thing

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

poor lex, let down by everyone.

Tim F, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 real

just sayin, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

don't delete it lex. they're really nothign like gayngs or destroyer. at least listen to, i dunno, deacon blues, dr wu, and peg.

chandelier falling through a bar in a batman costume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

and please update us on what you think because I'm convinced it could go one of two ways here.

chandelier falling through a bar in a batman costume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol i just checked my itunes and i first added this steely dan album to it in 2008

the can albums were added in 2007

by now i think it's almost a point of principle not to ever play them

lex pretend, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

you and your principles, jesus! ;-) if i'd stuck to the same principles i had when i first joined ilx i would never have checked out erykah badu or daft punk or ABBA or countless other things i thought i'd hate or didn't fit into my immediate worldview. no use in saying i now love all these unreservedly and each one has opened a lot more stuff to me.

chandelier falling through a bar in a batman costume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I almost hate to ask but what was your worldview before you heard all those? I admit I'm all "Wait, how could anyone have not heard them?"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'd heard them of course, but i wasn't necessarily a fan of their music or what they "represented" per se. they're just random examples plucked from the air.

when i joined ilx at 19/20 y/o (ten years ago now) I listened to Warp Records, extreme metal, alt rock/britpop shit, the Beastie Boys, a few canon selections, whatever.

I thought "proper dance" music was stupid and boring. I thought r'n'b was for girls. I actively hated most commercial pop on grounds of it being cheesy and corporate. My taste in hip-hop was extremely limited to say the least. Let's just say there was a mass of stuff I assumed wasn't any good and wasn't worth me checking out.

I can't imagine how i'd be or how i'd feel were i never to have expanded my worldview and tried things out that i normally wouldn't have. Sick of standing at the back of the student clubs with my arms folded, I soon made a point of trying to find the best in anything i heard. i figured if someone liked it, it must have some redeeming qualities, and that all along the problem wasn't the music or the people - it was me.

So very quickly after discovering ILM I realised that nearly everything in pop is relevant and relative to each other. Without Steely Dan you might not get Gayngs, but you arguably wouldn't get De La Soul who not only sampled SD, but also sampled Hall & Oates who are also an influence on Gayngs. And that's why I like music I guess.

cosdelier baring through a bat in a fallman chantume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

sorry, reread my posts and realised I might be coming across a bit high'n'mighty... apologies. i'm not here to talk about my life nor to slag people's tastes and opinions off so i'll leave this thread alone for a bit.

cosdelier baring through a bat in a fallman chantume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 15:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dude, that's one of the best posts I've ever read on here about the subject! Hell, maybe one of the best things I've ever read anywhere on it.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 15:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

hey, thanks!

cosdelier baring through a bat in a fallman chantume (dog latin), Thursday, 24 February 2011 15:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

my Coldplay dig was in reference to how appallingly weak the beat on "Cry" is; I know they are capable of recording decent-sounding drums because I heard "Shiver" playing at brunch on Sunday and was all "who is this band who is aping Coldplay but doing it much better? oh word? lol" but I do stand by my assertion that their baseline response to a rhythm section is to make it as limp as possible

the Interpol/Editors bit was re: the most prominent-to-my-ears vocal line (and I actually enjoy the one Editors album I own, but I have no delusions about their singer)

DJP, Thursday, 24 February 2011 15:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

hey dan this is another project by gayngs main dude may be more to yr liking

Marijuana Deathsquads (feat P.O.S., members of Cows, Gayngs)

he do the waka lyfe (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 February 2011 15:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

when people start replacing the "oh you are from minneapolis? isnt that where prince and the replacements are from?" with "oh minneapolis? thats where gayngs, owl city and har mar superstar are from!" i am going to blame all yall.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

that is never going to happen

max, Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

though once i met a guy who told me that with the exception of paramore, "detroit isnt really a music city"

max, Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lol waht

That is just... wau

DJP, Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha oh god

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

all i am saying though is when president superstar and senator owl city enact their final solution to enslave us all i will be reminding you of this thread in the reeducation fun zone line max

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Har Mar's BIL is beyond dope, tho

http://www.dibaunlimited.com/Media.php

DJP, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh don't dog latin, now they've been mentioned in connection to both gayngs and destroyer, lex will never listen to them.

I do find it interesting though, all of this stuff (incl. coldplay) I mentally file under "white stuff goons check for".

― Tim F, Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:04 AM Bookmark

Wait, should I be checking for Destroyer? I always assumed they were sulky singer-songwritery stuff, not white goon music.

banjee trillness (The Reverend), Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

all i am saying though is when president superstar and senator owl city enact their final solution to enslave us all i will be reminding you of this thread in the reeducation fun zone line max

Still trying to figure out how liking Gayngs fits into this scenario.

rendezvous then i'm through with HOOS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wait, should I be checking for Destroyer? I always assumed they were sulky singer-songwritery stuff, not white goon music.

New album is him trying to do just that.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Okay, the Destroyer song I checked out is totally white goon music and unsurprisingly I f/w it.

banjee trillness (The Reverend), Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

just to be clear when the reeducation fun zone is built i will be a collaborator and will not be fraternizing with john justen

max, Friday, 25 February 2011 00:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

polica kinda started off as a gayngs thing (ryan olsen produces and channy sings) but they might be better and are starting to break out of local mpls hype:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/17/new-band-polica

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was a good year when this thread title was off of sna.

getting good with gulags (beachville), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to "The Gaudy Side of Town" as I type.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is loads better than Kaputt

The Invisible Superstars (dog latin), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty nice. didn't expect so much live drums.

they should get stokley williams and michael bland up in there.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

drummers are two of the best in town, esp ben ivascu

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 February 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw played a show about 1 1/2 ago with this singer called Mayda who is being groomed/produced by michael bland, so he plays in her live band

he appears not well at all :(

still played like a metronome tho

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.