Perhaps the best thing about Viet Cong’s new single “Silhouettes” is that it takes approximately three seconds to realize whether or not you love it. There will always be a market for dreary, ice-cold post-punk, and by now all the usual adjectives have ben spilled across every review of the Calgary band’s debut album, which drops tomorrow via Jagjaguwar/Flemish Eye.

Comprised of some former members of beloved Canadian band Women, Viet Cong dropped a cassette off Mexican Summer last summer — around when we regretfully missed their July show at Great Scott — and appear to make the jump to everyone’s radar with this new material, which hit on all the right early Factory Records notes (and, we’ll admit, that very underrated debut Editors album from a decade ago, which also aligned itself with the usual influences).

Viet Cong are about to hit the road for a fairly extensive tour of North America and Europe, but no Boston date appears on the horizon. That’s what we get for sleeping on Carl Lavin’s dirty work.

Listen to “Silhouettes” below, and be prepared to let it immediately rip your face off.


Viet Cong Tour Dates
January 28 :: Brooklyn, US :: Union Pool
January 29 :: New York, US :: Mercury Lounge
January 30 :: Montreal, CA :: Bar Le Ritz PDB
January 31 :: Toronto, CA :: The Garrison
February 4 :: London, UK :: Oslo
February 5 :: Manchester, UK :: Deaf Institute
February 6 :: Glasgow, UK :: Broadcast
February 7 :: Leeds, UK :: Brudenell Social
February 8 :: Brighton, UK :: Green Door Store
February 9 :: Paris, France :: Point FMR
February 10 :: Amsterdam, NL :: Paradiso
February 11 :: Berlin, DE :: West Germany
February 12 :: Copenhagen, DK :: Loppen
February 13 :: Oslo, NO :: Pokalen
February 14 :: Lund, Sweden :: Mejeriet
February 15 :: Hamburg, DE :: Hafenklang
February 16 :: Rotterdam, NL :: Rotown
February 17 :: Kortrijk, BE :: De Kreun
February 18 :: Brussels, BE :: Botanique
February 26 :: Calgary , AB :: Commonwealth
February 27 :: Edmonton, AB :: The Artery
February 28 :: Saskatoon, AB :: Amigo’s
March 3 :: Portland, OR :: Mississippi Studios
March 5 :: San Francisco, CA :: Rickshaw Stop
March 6 :: Los Angeles, CA :: Echo
March 7 :: San Diego, CA :: Soda Bar
March 8 :: Phoenix, AZ :: Valley Bar
March 11 :: Kansas City, MO :: Record Bar
March 12 :: Minneapolis, MN :: 7th Street Entry
March 13 :: Chicago, IL :: Levitation
March 14 :: Oberlin, OH :: Dionysus Club at Oberlin College
March 24 :: Denver, CO :: Larimer Lounge
March 25 :: Salt Lake City, UT :: Kilby Court
March 26 :: Boise, ID :: Treefort Music Festival
March 27 :: Seattle, WA :: Barboza
March 28 :: Vancouver, BC :: The Biltmore
May 8 :: Atlanta, GA :: Shaky Knees Festival

 

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