Viet Cong is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Viet Cong. It was released on January 20, 2015, by Flemish Eye in Canada and Jagjaguwar internationally. Viet Cong is the only album released by the band under this name, as they changed their name to "Preoccupations" in 2016. The first single from the album, "Continental Shelf", was released for streaming on October 15, 2014. The album also features a re-recorded version of a previous song, "Bunker Buster".
Viet Cong appear to be systematically lessening that bite and opening themselves up to their audience, although traces of their former selves remain. It's a process of steadily rinsing out the old to get to somewhere new. On Bunker Buster (not included on this release), the nascent Viet Cong impaled themselves on jagged guitar lines, lost monotone vocals, and lines where they slowly fall through the snow. What "Cassette" ultimately does is throw down a set of directions Viet Cong could head in and allow us to sit back and wonder which will be the strongest thread. As a glimpse of what a band could be it’s fascinating, especially as the songs leave the impression of a group with strong personalities in the mix, all determined to leave a stamp on the music they make. Flegel and Munro have talked about their day jobs, in flooring and cupcake delivery, respectively.
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|A1||Throw It Away||3:10|
Written-By – Ash*, Haskins*, Dompe*, Murphy*
|B3||Select Your Drone||7:15|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kemado Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Kemado Records, Inc.
- Recorded At – Broken City
- Mastered At – Salt Mastering
- Published By – Universal - Songs Of Polygram International, Inc.
- Pressed By – GZ Media – 119526E
- Artwork [Cover Art] – Patrick Flegel*
- Layout – Marisa Rolish
- Mastered By – Paul Gold
- Performer [Viet Cong Is] – Daniel Christiansen, Matthew Flegel*, Michael Wallace*, Scott Munro
- Producer – Matthew Flegel*, Scott Munro
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Scott Munro
- Songwriter – Bauhaus (tracks: B2), Viet Cong (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)
NotesVinyl reissue of the previously available merch table tape. Limited hand-numbered screen printed edition of 1500. Includes a download code.
© & ℗ 2014 Kemado Records, Inc., d/b/a Mexican Summer
Recorded and mixed at Monty's, Calgary AB.
B2 recorded live at Broken City, Calgary AB.
All songs by Viet Cong, copyright control. Except B2 published by Universal Songs of Polygram Int'l, Inc. (BMI).
MEX189 is the catalogue number on the sticker. MEX 189 is printed on the labels.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 184923118919
- Matrix / Runout (A-side): 119526E1/B
- Matrix / Runout (B-side): 119526E2/A
- Rights Society: BMI
|none||Viet Cong||Cassette (Cass)||Not On Label||none||Canada||2013|
|MEX189||Viet Cong||Cassette (7xFile, MP3, EP, VBR)||Mexican Summer||MEX189||USA & Canada||2014|
|MEX 189||Viet Cong||Cassette (12", EP)||Mexican Summer||MEX 189||USA & Canada||2014|
|MEX189, MEX 189||Viet Cong||Cassette (12", EP, RE)||Mexican Summer, Mexican Summer||MEX189, MEX 189||USA & Canada||2014|
|none||Preoccupations||Preoccupations (Cass, EP, RE, whi)||Not On Label||none||US||2017|