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.


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

ernest jennings sxsw poster

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)

More From Brooklyn Vegan