Sweden, the unofficial headquarters of epic-creative-pop, seems an inevitable launching pad for Versant. Led by Carah Faye, former frontwoman of yes, those Shiny Toy Guns, the band synthesizes the melodicism of a true pop siren with up-to-the-minute textures that can ignite both dance floors and dirty rock clubs.

While the troupe was deciding to split time between Vänersborg of that rad country, and Newbury Park, CA, Versant began to draw from real-life experiences to reveal their difficult, but ultimately transcendent, lessons.

While playing a small handful of dates over yonder, their stateside arrival will be featured as a highly anticipated showcase at SXSW. Prior to the March fest, Versant will drop their self-titled debut on February 17, 2010.

We've got three demos to share with you and want to know what you think about this talented band. If you are/were a fan of Shiny Toy Guns, you'll most certainly love the sounds that this 5-piece puts together. I've got my favorite from the available songs below (if you know me well enough, it'll be easy to rell which I lean towards)...but I'll weigh in on that at a later date. Enjoy!

mp3: Versant - Quick Escapes (Demo)
mp3: Versant - Out of Touch (Demo)
mp3: Versant - Push Away (Demo)