On the Ones and Threes

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MRG378 | Release Date 2010

On the Ones and Threes is the first Versus LP in ten years, and possibly their best. From the nascent verve of 1993's epochal debut The Stars Are Insane to the more haphazard yet equally great Secret Swingers (1996), on through the glossier pop sheen of Two Cents Plus Tax (1998) and 2000's apparent swansong Hurrah, Versus has consistently astounded. And even though it's been a decade since we've heard from them, they're still one of the best bands out there-gritty yet melodic, serene yet explosive, and balanced on the brink in a way that has become somewhat of a lost art. On the Ones and Threes also features the reappearances of original member Edward Baluyut, and engineer Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Cat Power, Spoon) who worked on Secret Swingers and Two Cents Plus Tax.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Invincible Hero 03:50 $0.99 Buy
Play Nu Skin 05:43 $0.99 Buy
Play Into Blue 04:26 $0.99 Buy
Play Gone to Earth 04:09 $0.99 Buy
Play Cicada 05:36 $0.99 Buy
Play Erstwhile 06:50 $0.99 Buy
Play Pink Valhalla 04:23 $0.99 Buy
Play Saturday Saints 04:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Scientists 05:22 $0.99 Buy
Play The Ones and Threes 04:47 $0.99 Buy

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