As we reported yesterday, the Gayngs supergroup (featuring members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, the Rosebuds, Solid Gold, P.O.S, and many more) will play a pair of CD-release shows for their debut album, Relayted, at First Avenue on May 14. Here's a little more information about those shows:
GAYNGS: The Last Prom On Earth
First Avenue Mainroom
Friday, May 14, 2010
(All Ages and ID Shows)
$15.00 advance/$15.00 doors
On sale Friday, February 26 at 12 p.m.
The shows will be presented with a prom theme, and Gayngs promoter Nate Vernon (who is also Justin Vernon of Bon Iver's brother) says that they expect both the venue and the show's attendees to be decked out in cheesy prom regalia.
"We want to decorate First Ave with street lamps, whatever the normal prom decorations are, and white drapes on the stage," Vernon says. "We want to encourage people to wear prom-type formalwear, and I think the opening act would be something [Gayngs producer Ryan] Olson's going to be doing, either a side project or DJing to set the mood in a prom sort of way. The last song on the CD is 'The Last Prom on Earth,' and it's one of the big jams, so that's where the idea came from of doing the release show as a prom."
While we had Vernon on the phone, we also asked about when fans might get to sample some of the tracks off the Gayngs record.
"I think it'll be in the next week or two," he says. "I think we're going to release the first song on the album first, for streaming. But we haven't finalized that yet. It could be as early as a week, as late as two weeks."
Read more about the Gayngs project, featuring over 25 local and regional musicians, in our full report from yesterday.