It takes a serious self-assuredness for a band from Seattle to put out an album that shares the name of the city’s most popular band, but as Versing proves, they’re definitely on their own trip. This is very guitar-centric music, with layers of the twangy, fuzzy, good stuff blended with both sugary sweet melodies and beautifully chaotic dissonance. While they get heavier at times, the band owes much more to 90s bands other than the one their album title might lead you to assume — think Pavement, Yo La Tengo, or Sonic Youth, with aural explorations that take the long way rather than bashing the hook over your head. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to show us how they do it.
Nirvana by Versing is available now from Help Yourself (cassette, digital) and Decency Den Records (CD).
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