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10,000 by Versing

Versing

10,000

Release Date: May 3, 2019

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Record label: Hardly Art

70

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Album Review: 10,000 by Versing

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

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.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Seattle-based band Versing have a knack for creating music that sounds nonchalant, yet crafted with a meticulous eye for detail. Their new album, 10000, is a great example of how the band situate elements of distortion and guitar feedback to create captivating pieces of noise and fuzz.   Helmed by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Daniel Salas, songs are tinged with bits of irony, as Salas whips allegorical witticisms throughout songs in a Malkmus-esque manner. Versing inevitably draw on sounds of the past, evoking bands like Pavement ….

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