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Versus prep first new records in 9 years (listen to “Invisible Love”), playing SXSW

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We haven’t heard from indie rock greats Versus in a while, on record at least — their last album was 2010’s On The Ones And Threes — but they’re back in force in 2019 on a new label (Ernest Jenning Record Co. after two LPs on Merge) and with two new records. They’ve got a full-length album on the way this summer but first they’ll release the Ex Nihilo EP on May 3. They’ve lost none of their ability for making memorable, hook-laden indie rock as the EP’s lead track, “Invisible Love,” shows That song makes its premiere in this post and you can listen below.

Meanwhile, two other Versus-related groups — Richard and Edward Baluyut’s pre-Versus group Flower and James Baluyut’s group +/- (Plus/Minus) — have also signed with EJRC with plans for new records. Stay tuned. Both Versus and Flower will be at SXSW this year — check out their festival schedule below.

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Versus & Flower SXSW 2019 schedule

Thursday 3/14
4:05 Versus – Hipster Robots Suck – Side Bar (Outside) – 602 E. 7th
11:00 Flower – Mohawk (Inside) – 912 Red River
1:00 Versus – Mohawk (Inside) – 912 Red River

Friday 3/15
3:00 Flower – The Brixton – 1412 E 6th
5:00 Versus – Beerland – 711 Red River

Saturday 3/16
2:50 Versus – Scholz Garten – 1607 San Jacinto
3:40 Flower – Scholz Garten – 1607 San Jacinto

Sunday 3/17
5:00 Flower – Beerland – 711 Red River

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Ernest Jenning Record Co. SXSW 2019
Thursday 3/14at Mohawk (inside) 912 Red River, Austin
1am – Versus
12am – PAWS
11pm – Flower
10pm – Grandchildren
9pm – Nonconnah
8pm – special guest – Garcia Peoples (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)

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