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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.   Teenage Dancefloor
  8.   Under the Sun
  9.   Diamonds and Death
  10.   Disco Paradise
  11.   We Could Be One
  12.   Irreversible
  13.   Love In My Pocket
  14.   She Says
  15.   Diamonds and Dub
  16.   Over
  17.   Army Of None
  18.   On & On
  19.   Watch out Dub
  20.   I Found a Reason Dub
  21.   Jellybean
  22.   I Found a Reason
  23.   Eyes
  24.   Breaking Bones
  25.   New Day Rising
  26.   Time Stands Still
  27.   Fall Down Lightly
  28.   Take It Or Leave It
  29.   The Ocean
  30.   Forever
  31.   Nightwaves
  32.   Dynamize
  33.   All Summer in a Day Dub
  34.   Solid Gold
  35.   Flash
  36.   The Melting Moon
  37.   Jellybean Dub
  38.   Breaking Bones Dub
  39.   Heaven
  40.   Alive
  41.   The Stars Where We Came From
  42.   Everybody
  43.   Eyes Dub
  44.   All Summer in a Day
  45.   Euglama
  46.   Alpha Theta
  47.   No Cabaret!
  48.   Watch Out

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