For the past two mornings, we've directed you as well as we could to album streams we thought you should hear as soon as your ears will allow. While most of them have been provided by NPR, this morning's comes courtesy of Minneapolis' public radio station, The Current. Yacht rock collective Gayngs released their debut opus last week via Jagjaguwar and right now you can listen to it in its Downey-soft entirety right here. Its final and best song, "The Last Prom On Earth" can also be downloaded exclusively over at the City Pages website here. Buckle up for the fourth minute of that track if you haven't heard it already. It's bonkers.
In related news, Gayngs member and Bon Iver brainchief Justin Vernon is set to receive the Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, his hometown alma mater. The award "acknowledges special achievements and great promise of alumni who are within 15 years of their graduation," most of which you've hopefully heard. Vernon graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in comparative studies in religion. Congratulations, dude.
Recent Bon Iver treats after the jump.