Release Date: May 3, 2019
Record label: Hardly Art
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Emerging from the Pacific Northwest college radio system, Seattle-based combo Versing present an organic collision of post-punk, jagged indie rock, and shoegaze, glazed with a matte finish and a '90s underground aesthetic. That frontman Daniel Salas once served as the alternative music director of Tacoma's KUPS-FM -- where he bonded with bandmates Graham Baker (guitar), Kirby Lochner (bass), and Max Keyes (drums) -- almost seems like a prerequisite for the type of coolly detached, politically driven alt-rock that Versing champions. After nurturing their fan base with a handful of indie releases, the quartet secured a label deal with Sub Pop imprint Hardly Art, thanks in large part to 2017's Nirvana LP.