Published Oct 15, 2014Calgary post-punk act Viet Cong met some deserved acclaim with the release of their excellent "Cassette" demo last year (which was reissued on vinyl earlier this year). Now, they'll finally serve up a proper full-length statement.
The quartet, which features former members of Women, Sharp Ends and Chad VanGaalen's touring band, have readied a seven-song LP. The self-titled release includes a new version of the previously released "Bunker Buster," along with plenty of brand new material.
Viet Cong will arrive on January 20 via Flemish Eye in Canada and Jagjaguwar elsewhere.
The album's artwork is available above, while its tracklisting can be viewed below. Album track "Continental Shelf" can be streamed in full below.
Further, Viet Cong have announced plans to tour through North America and Europe, including Canadian shows in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. All dates are available below.
1. Newspaper Spoons
2. Pointless Experience
3. March Of Progress
4. Bunker Buster
5. Continental Shelf
10/24 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
11/17 Vancouver, BC - Korean Cultural Center
11/18 London, England - Total Refreshment Studios
11/19 London, England - Scala
11/20 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
11/21 Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who? Festival
11/22 Paris, France - Le Mecanique Ondulatoire
01/28 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
01/29 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
01/30 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
01/31 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
02/05 Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
02/06 Glasgow, Scotland - Broadcast
02/07 Leeds, England - Brudnell Social
02/08 Brighton, England - Green Door Store
02/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
02/11 Berlin, Germany - West Germany
02/12 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
02/13 Oslo, Norway - Pokalen
02/15 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
02/16 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
02/17 Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
02/18 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique