Viet Cong


Ex-Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace team up with Calgary compadres Scott Munro (Lab Coast) and Danny Christiansen (Sharp Ends) to deliver another lo-fi masterpiece in the form of a seven song cassette EP. "Unconscious Melody" is modern-day Bowie (especially when the word "fashion" is uttered) while "Static Wall" is dream pop through mono car speakers in your grandpa's Lincoln. The EP is upbeat and honest, fun but functional, retro but progressive. One might toss off early-Walkmen meets Velvet Underground comparisons (especially on "Structureless Design") or call them A Place to Bury Strangers-light ("Dark Entries") but you get more of a sense that these guys are just making the sounds that come naturally - and that's all we need.

Published in Volume 68, Number 27 of The Uniter (June 4, 2014)

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