Here's Tim Krysko of Wreck The Place Fantastic reporting in with our International Spotlight. Every week we're featuring updates and music downloads from bands outside the North American market. This week we're headed to Luxembourg:
It sounds like Chicago in Luxembourg right now. A reader pointed me in the direction of this band from the tiny Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, he said sound a bit like the Lawrence Arms, and they play the style very well. I have to agree with him. Versus You has only been around since 2005, though the individual members have 'ex-member' histories going back seven or so years. Other Chicago punk influences that they cite include Screeching Weasel and the Broadways, plus lots of West Coast staples like Jawbreaker, early Green Day, and Pinhead Gunpowder.
Versus You is a three-piece; guitarist and vocalist Eric also maintains a solo career called Communicaution, while bassist Giordano founded and runs the only punk rock record label and booking agency in Luxembourg called Winged Skull, and drummer Pait plays in a second band, a hardcore band called Eternal Tango. They have one album out so far, titled Like a Bug on a Windshield, and here is one of its tracks, "An Artist with a Self-Portrait Has No Imagination".
Verses You - "An Artist with a Self-Portrait Has No Imagination" (MP3)