My first introduction to Calgary’s Viet Cong came by way of their Mexican Summer release, Cassette, that was released last year. Their brand of cold, hazy post-rock was intoxicating. Viet Cong is just as icy as it’s predecessor and pummels you into a stupor with relentless, pounding drums. Check out “Continental Shelf” below to see what I mean.
Viet Cong is made up of former members of Women and Chad VanGaalen’s band. Their new self-titled album with Jajaguwar will be released on January 20. You need to get your hands on a copy.
Viet Cong – Continental Shelf from Viet Cong (2015)