First Listen:


“Radio Kinski”


words by ross jones

What’s immediately apparent to those already aware of the mightily underestimated music of Seattle’s Versing is that within the opening seconds of new single Radio Kinski, new album Nirvana is going to go some way towards rewarding the group the adoration they deserve. A marked progression from their “tape” EP from earlier on in the year, Versing do away with the albeit highly melodic and grasping fuzz of The Draw for something that calls the thriving elements of their aesthetic out into the open. Working with the basic nature of their compelling foundations, the group are crafting something far-reaching.

A definitive introduction, Radio Kinski burns with unrestrained purpose and unforcable hope. Striking guitars meddle one moment and spark the next, a continual buzz emanating from the inescapable notion of the very present as the feedback lingers thicker than most. Daniel Salas is an absorbing vocalist, controlling the constantly transforming disposition of the track as his voice wallows and exercises in equal measure, his resolute articulation harnessing something primely sincere and indisputable. As these components shift and mould, the subtle expressions of creativity and fluidity as a group come to the fore, and it’s here that the true brilliance of Versing is realised.

‘Nirvana’ is out Sept 29 on Help Yourself Records &¬†Decency Den Records

You can pre-order it here

Tour dates

8/23 – Dumpster Values – Olympia, WA*
8/24 – Outer Space – Arcata, CA*
8/25 – Feral – Oakland, CA*
8/26 – Top Space – LA, CA*
8/27 – Subrosa – Santa Cruz, CA*
8/28 – Low Rence – SF, CA*
8/29 – Snake House – Davis, CA*
8/30 – Turn Turn Turn – Portland, OR*
8/31 – Cockpit – Seattle, WA*
10/12 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC^
10/13 – DC9 – Washington, DC^
10/14 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA^
10/15 – The Park Church Co-Op – Brooklyn, NY^
10/16 – Great Scott, Boston, MA^
10/21 – TBA^
10/22 – TBA^
10/24 – Le Circle – Quebec City, QC^
10/25 – House of Targ – Ottawa, ON^
10/26 – Longboat Hall – Toronto, ON^
10/27 – Rondo – Windsor, ON^
10/29 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL^
10/31 – Total Drag Records – Sioux Falls, SD^
11/02 – The Filling Station – Bozeman, MT^
11/03 – Bartlett – Spokane, WA^
11/04 – Palomino – Calgary, AB^
11/06 – TBA^

* = w/ Hoop
^ = w/ The Courtneys



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