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Viet Cong premiere new song “Silhouettes” — listen

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    Canadian post-punk band Viet Cong will release its self-titled debut album on January 20th via Jagjaguwar. Having already shared the dark and atmospheric “Continental Shelf”, the quintet opts for a far more jangly sonic direction with “Silhouettes”.

    Lead singer Matt Flegel explains that the track, a kinetic jam built of skeletal guitars and soaring synths, was written after he was electrocuted during a concert. “Being partially deaf at the time is the only excuse I can offer you for writing a vocal line that sounds so similar to Warren Zevon’s ‘Werewolves of London’,” he said. “Other than that, the song deals with themes that are common and dear to me: disconnection, intoxication, lapse of memory, regret, and the ability to laugh something off.” Listen in below.

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    Viet Cong Tracklist:
    01. Newspaper Spoons
    02. Pointless Experience
    03. March Of Progress
    04. Bunker Buster
    05. Continental Shelf
    06. Silhouettes
    07. Death

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