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Versus returns with "On the Ones and Threes" in August

Versus returns with

On August 3, Versus will release On the Ones and Threes on CD and deluxe-edition double-LP. On the Ones and Threes is the band’s first 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 is something of a return to form, featuring 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.

The deluxe-edition double-LP format will feature an alternate sequence and two additional tracks from the album’s recording sessions. These extra tracks will also be available as a bonus for immediate download when you pre-order the CD or the deluxe double-LP in the Merge store beginning June 8.

In July, Versus will join the Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary tour for shows at the Bell House in Brooklyn (sold out) and the Black Cat in DC. More tour dates are in the works for later this summer.

Stereogum.com premiered the first track from On the Ones and Threes today. Download "Invincible Hero" now!

Track Listing (CD):
1. Invincible Hero
2. Nu Skin
3. Into Blue
4. Gone to Earth
5. Cicada
6. Erstwhile
7. Pink Valhalla
8. Saturday Saints
9. Scientists
10. The Ones and Threes

Track Listing (deluxe-edition double-LP):
1. Death Ray
2. Invincible Hero
3. Erstwhile
4. Gone To Earth
5. Cicada
6. Into Blue
7. Saturday Saints
8. Scientists
9. Neither Nor
10. The Ones and Threes
11. Pink Valhalla
12. Nu Skin