Sunday, May 4, 2008
VHS or Beta
VHS or Beta is a band from Louisville, Kentucky, that combines elements of rock, French house and dance-punk. Their self-released debut Le Funk found some success on the charts, but the band became better known in the wake of their 2004 release Night on Fire. In early 2007, after two and half years of touring, the band made the trek to remote Asheville, NC to record 2007's Bring on the Comets. Released in August of 2007 Bring On The Comets marked a slight change in direction towards a more straightforward pop sound; all this was achieved without sacrificing the band's trademark dance sensibility.
The band's core members are guitarist/vocalist Craig Pfunder, bassist Mark Palgy, and drummer Mark Guidry. Chea Beckley has supported the band on keyboard on tour since the late 90's. Mike McGill was enlisted to play guitar on tour after Zeke Buck was kicked out of the band in 2006.
In 2005 the band opened for Duran Duran on a leg of their North American tour.
VHS or Beta EP-Released on VHS tape only (1997)
Le Funk EP (2002 · ON!)
Night on Fire (Astralwerks, 2004)
Bring on the Comets (Astralwerks, 2007)
+VHS or Beta - Can't Believe a Single Word:
+VHS or Beta - Burn it all Down:
+VHS or Beta - You Got Me: