Viet Cong - Viet Cong

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The Headlines

Two lucky winners will get a copy of this LP on white vinyl. Where did these guys come from?? Fast, hard-hitting, gripping. This album had Vinyl Loop hooked extremely quickly. The single, Silhouettes, linked below did the trick. The other lead single, Continental Shelf, has a super creepy video, below as well.

The Album

Recorded in a barn-turned-studio in rural Ontario, the seven songs that make up Viet Cong were born largely on the road, when Flegel and bandmates Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen embarked on a 50-date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Close quarters hastened their exhaustion but also honed them as a group. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel Viet Cong's bleakness and declare it wintry. But the only way you get a frost is when there's something warmer to freeze up. So yes, Viet Cong is a winter album, but only until it is a spring record, then a summer scorcher, then an autumn burner, then it ices over again.

The Artist

Viet Cong is a Canadian quartet formed in Calgary in 2012. The group consists of two ex-members of the rock band Women, vocalist/bassist Matt Flegel and drummer Mike Wallace, as well as guitarists Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen. The group's musical style has been described as "labyrinthine post-punk," lol. Vinyl Loop never tires of new sub-genre names.

The Label

Jagjaguwar is in Bloomington, Indiana. And they crank. out. the. jams. Vinyl Loop follows this label closely. They only release hits!