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VERSUS

LETS ELECTRIFY

TEENBEAT


Format: LP
Cata No: TB552
Barcode: 792487055214
“They weren’t as influential as Pavement, as industrious
as Guided By Voices, as idiosyncratic as Unrest, or as
ubiquitous as Superchunk. But the part that Versus played
in the indie rock underground of the 1990s can’t be
overlooked. In some ways, Versus were the quintessential
indie rock band.” —Pitchfork
Versus are pioneers of the early ’90s indie rock revolution.
Formed in 1990 in New York City by Detroit-bred brothers
Richard and Ed Baluyut and Texan Fontaine Toups,
Versus named themselves after Mission Of Burma’s debut
album. After recording a few singles on various labels,
Let’s Electrify! was self-released by the band on CD and
was out-of-print shortly thereafter. It was the first and last
release on their Remora imprint. This is the first time it
will be available on vinyl and the first time in 28 years that
it will be available on any format.
The six-song Let’s Electrify is their debut and was
released September of 1993 just eight months before their
stellar debut album, The Stars Are Insane. This is just as
good and while it has six songs, it clocks in at a healthy 25
minutes. It was recorded by Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo,
Helium, Lilys). Remastered in 2021 by Scott Anthony of
Storybook Sound. This marks a return to the Teen-Beat
label for the band after stints with Merge and Caroline.
The original line up is still together together and still
based in New York. They released a new album in 2019 on
the Ernest Jennings label. They will be playing live shows
in the future when conditions allow.

Tracks:

1. Silver Vein
2. That Girl?s Gone
3. Noogie
4. Let?s Electrify!
5. Seaweed
6. Sea Girl

Press:

First time vinyl issue of debut EP by
quintessential indie rock band of the ?90s

 

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