Published May 06, 2014Viet Cong's stock is quickly rising. The Calgary band, which features two former members of Women, recently signed to Flemish Eye and Mexican Summer, and now they've announced plans to reissue their prior tour EP on July 8 via their U.S. label home.
As we reported last year, the seven-song collection is simply titled Cassette, even though it's now being released on vinyl and digital download. It was recorded in a basement studio in 2013, and a press release describes it as "a mixture of sharply-angled rhythmic workouts and euphoric '60s garage pop melodies, balanced with a penchant for drone-y, VU-styled downer moments."
Cassette will be coming out on Mexican Summer. Flemish Eye hasn't announced whether it will be handling the release in Canada. While the entire release was previously up on Bandcamp, you can currently hear the tracks "Throw It Away," "Unconscious Melody" and "Oxygen Feed" the bottom of this page.
Scroll past the tracklist below to see the band's upcoming North American tour schedule, which includes legs with Chad VanGaalen and TV Ghost, respectively.
1. Throw It Away
2. Unconscious Melody
3. Oxygen Feed
4. Static Wall
5. Structureless Design
6. Dark Entries
7. Select Your Drone
06/04 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room *
06/05 Regina, SK - The Exchange *
06/06 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre *
06/07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina *
06/19 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
06/20 Toronto, ON - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
06/21 Chicago, IL - Wicker Park Festival
07/09 Washington, DC - DC9 ^
07/11 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
07/12 New York, NY - Village Voice 4 Knots Music Festival
07/13 Allston, MA - Great Scott ^
07/14 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen ^
07/15 Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange ^
* with Chad VanGaalen
^ with TV Ghost