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MP3/Video: GAYNGS – “One More Try” [George Michael Cover]

GAYNGS

A few months ago, we introduced you to the 25-strong “supergroup” known as GAYNGS (awesome watercolour rendering, above).

Made up of an odd assortment of indie favourites – including founder Ryan Olson, Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, rapper P.O.S, and members of The Rosebuds and Megafaun – the collective are united by some simple, common obectives. They wanna ressurect the powerballad, put the edge back in soft rock, and slide the sexiness back in R&B.

Well, if GAYNGS’ buttery smooth debut, ‘Relayted’, has somehow fallen off your playlist since then, it’s time to get back with the program. GAYNGS are back – with an extra pinch of GAY.

Earlier this week, Stereogum premiered GAYNGS all-new cover of 80s hit, “One More Try” – originally taken from George Michael’s world-conquering, ‘Faith’ album. It’s heartwrenching, tearjerking, and emotion-stirring – pretty much everything you would want in a ballad. Plus it features a guest appearance by mega-vocalist, Har Mar Superstar.

You can download the mp3 below, or check out George Michael’s original on YouTube.

MP3: GAYNGS – “One More Try (feat. Har Mar Superstar)” [George Michael Cover]
(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

If that hasn’t blown your awesome quota for the afternoon, then try this on for size… Pitchfork have just posted a video of GAYNGS hitting the stage with none other than (the artist formerly known as?) Prince.

Filmed at the band’s release party, the clip features the group performing album closer, “The Last Prom On Earth”, with Mr. Purple Rain himself chilling on stage. Although Prince doesn’t sing or play (reports are that he wanted to), everyone seems to be having a ball. And in all-white, Colonel Sanders suits, who wouldn’t be?

Video: GAYNGS – “The Last Prom On Earth” (with Prince)

(via Stereogum, Pitchfork)

GAYNG’s ‘Relayted’ is out now on Jagjaguwar.
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Posted in blogs on September 16th, 2010 - By Mark / Tags: , , , , ,