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VHS or Beta

VHS or Beta formed in 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky, when bassist Mark Palgy and guitarists Zeke Buck and Craig Pfunder met after high school. After a brief stint with noise punk and the addition of drummer Mark Guidry, they re-formed in response to their love of house music, soul, and disco. The new sound, enhanced by keyboards, vocoder, samples, and electronic drums, eventually brought in hundreds of dancing people at their shows. Soon, the band released the vinyl-only EP ON & ON. After playing the 2000 South by Southwest music festival and negotiating with record labels, they released Le Funk on their own label, ON! Records, in June 2002. In summer 2002, VHS or Beta toured with I Am the World Trade Center. Chea Beckley was added for the band's performances to handle vocoder, samples, and keyboards. By the time the band's Astralwerks debut, Night on Fire, arrived in 2004, their sound owed more to dance-punk than Daft Punk. Over the next few years, the group hid out at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina, and concentrated on writing songs with producer Brandon Mason. Buck left in 2006, just before the release of Bring on the Comets in 2007. Following the album, Pfunder and Palgy moved to New York City, leaving behind another member, Mark Guidry. The two continued as a duo, and drummer Jim Orso filled in for their follow-up, Diamonds & Death, which was released in 2011. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
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Top Songs by
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  1.   Song
  2.   Can't Believe A Single Word
  3.   Bring On The Comets
  4.   Burn It All Down
  5.   Night on Fire
  6.   You Got Me
  7.   We Could Be One
  8.   Dynamize
  9.   Jellybean
  10.   Nightwaves
  11.   I Found a Reason Dub
  12.   Everybody
  13.   Heaven
  14.   The Stars Where We Came From
  15.   Alpha Theta
  16.   Alive
  17.   Flash
  18.   Jellybean Dub
  19.   Watch Out
  20.   Eyes
  21.   Diamonds and Death
  22.   Breaking Bones
  23.   Army Of None
  24.   Time Stands Still
  25.   Love In My Pocket
  26.   Euglama
  27.   Irreversible
  28.   No Cabaret!
  29.   I Found a Reason
  30.   On & On
  31.   Solid Gold
  32.   Diamonds and Dub
  33.   Under the Sun
  34.   All Summer in a Day
  35.   Take It Or Leave It
  36.   Forever
  37.   Disco Paradise
  38.   She Says
  39.   Teenage Dancefloor
  40.   Over
  41.   The Ocean
  42.   New Day Rising
  43.   Breaking Bones Dub
  44.   Fall Down Lightly
  45.   The Melting Moon
  46.   All Summer in a Day Dub
  47.   Watch out Dub
  48.   Eyes Dub

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