VIET CONG RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM JANUARY 20TH
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 set to release their self-titled full length debut LP through Jagjaguwar on January 20th.
PC Worship is a band, solo project and collective of musicians, trimming steadily on the outskirts of punk, while enlisting methods of new music and free improvisation. Aesthetically the band is uncommitted and explorative, basing the generalized musical direction on artistic expression and the commitment to creative self fulfillment. “PC” is a catalyst for ambiguity…
Brooklyn’s Honey are a new-ish band (with ex-members of Psychic Ills, Amen Dunes and Stupid Party) that have been playing around their hometown a good deal lately. They take the swirling riffs and wah-pedal freakouts of late ’60s psychedelic rock, and inject it with garage punk energy that has made their shows something you can zone out to but also something you can bang your head to. They recently mentioned on their website that a debut album is on the way. Brooklyn Vegan