Versus was formed in 1990 by Richard Baluyut, Fontaine Toups, and Edward Baluyut in New York City. The band was noted for its marriage of pop songwriting and vocal harmonies to the “loud-soft” dynamics of grunge and alternative rock. They were also noted for their proficient and disciplined musicianship and for their credo of “meat, sports, and rock.”


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Merge @ SXSW 2011!

This year, we have a very exciting showcase featuring Merge freshmen and a couple of old friends! Get there early to meet newest Merge signees Times New Viking and stay late to see the only nighttime WILD FLAG show of the festival! In between, Apex ManorTelekinesis & Wye Oak will be sharing songs from their new albums out this spring, and American Music Club Versus will make a rare appearance in Austin for the festival.

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2010 Year End Lists: Richard Baluyut, Versus

Sebastian Blanck - Alibi Coast Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement Cotton Candy - Top-notch & First-rate Violens - Amoral Sharon Van Etten - Epic Plus Minus - Pulled Punches Beach House - Teen Dream Superchunk - Majesty Shredding Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (I know, and I don't care!) Versus returned to the "active" column in 2010 with On the Ones and Threes and just announced new west coast tour dates in February!   More >
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