Viet Cong

Viet Cong is a new project made up of of four quite distinct voices. The band features former members of the much-loved —but sadly defunct— band Women and members of Chad VanGaalen’s backing band.

Over the course of a year, Matt Flegel and Scott Munro worked in their basement studio with a mess of old and run down equipment to build a set of fresh material. Joined by bandmates Daniel Christiansen and Michael Wallace, the band completed work on an debut cassette. What emerged from the studio was a mixture of sharply-angled rhythm workouts and euphoric ‘60s garage pop-esque melodies,  balanced with a penchant for drone-y, VU-styled downer moments.

On stage, Viet Cong is hugely engaging, delivering pop gems and instrumental acrobatics with equal aplomb, clearly delighting in the navigation of these catchy, intricate songs. Viet Cong are based in Calgary, Alberta and are currently putting the finishing touches on a full length debut LP.

PHOTOS

Throw It Away (Single)
September 5, 2013 / self-released

01. Throw It Away
02. Unconscious Melody