Preoccupations is a canadian postpunk band from calgary, alberta, formed in 2012 under the name viet cong. Viet cong, viet cong the bands frigid, deafening, brutalist postpunk nods toward experimentalism. Since womens dissolution, the members of the calgary band have gone on to form various projects, and this includes viet cong. It was not surprising to discover that matt flegel was into louies fourth season a show that celebrates the comedy of our lowest moments for actually. After spending two tours in viet nam this publication should have been required reading for all. The groups musical style has been described as labyrinthine postpunk. The viet cong 19651967 part 1 and the viet cong 19651967 part 2. Technically a military defeat for the viet cong, the offensive became a political and public relations disaster at home on u. Saturday evening, lets celebrate on the same, you never give it to me overwhelm but im d. Death recorded in a barnturnedstudio in rural ontario, the seven songs that make up viet cong were born largely on the road, when flegel and bandmates mike wallace, scott munro and daniel christiansen embarked on a 50. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel viet cong s bleakness and declare it wintry. It was the bands first album released under this name, after changing it from viet cong in 2015. Stream bunker buster rough mix by viet cong from desktop or your mobile device.
On their first fulllength album, simply titled viet cong, this groups music encompasses lofi noise and hifi electronic sheen, fuzzy guitars and thundering digital percussion, relentless drum patterns looping through banks of undefinable and formless sound, droning. Jan 24, 2015 viet cong licensed to youtube by merlin sc distribution, merlin idla distribution on behalf of flemish eye records. Formed in 2012 the group features matt flegel and mike wallace from women, along with daniel christiansen from sharp ends and scott munro from lab coastreuben and the dark. The viet cong and north vietnamese army units tended to locate their sanctuaries in dense jungle forests and mountainous cave systems. From the moment the song hits the halfminute mark and those iconic slanted guitars. The group consists of two exmembers of the rock band women, vocalistbassist matt flegel and drummer mike wallace, as well as guitarists scott munro and daniel christiansen. National archives description coverage of arvn troops with viet cong prisoners showing the prisoners being marched across field and interrogated on porch of. Yoonha park produced by neighborhood watch executive producers.
Musically speaking, viet congs angular, soupy melange of danceable postpunk and turnofthemillennium nair is hardly more lighthearted. Viet cong clearly have no time to waste, turning out an ep and fulllength within 6 months of each other. Preoccupations bunker buster official video youtube. This is the debut fulllength release for the canadian quartet that includes members of the band women.
Drilling down on the extremes of the cassette ep, the first fulllength from viet cong later to be known as preoccupations is an inspired mix of gritty and beautiful, pairing fractured blasts of noise with plush synths newspaper spoons and deadpan vocals with striking lattices of guitar bunker buster a sound that shouldnt make as much sense as it does. Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site. And so where their previous album viet cong was built in some ways on the abstract cycles of creation and destruction, preoccupations explores how that sometimessuffocating, sometimesrevelatory trap affects our lives. A massive production, viet cong s selftitled debut culminates in a furious. Viet cong is a canadian postpunk band based in calgary, alberta. The bands frigid, deafening, brutalist postpunk nods toward experimentalism. Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology. Sep 10, 2015 viet cong shares eerie video for bunker buster watch in continued support of the postpunk outfits selftitled debut.
I mean, bunker buster onwards this thing really picks up, up to the monumental continental shelf, silhouettes, and epic death. Inspired by standing in the rain in times square when i was 20, smoking too many cigarettes and. These numbers may or may not include such nva units as. Latinautor, secretly canadian music publishing, amra, bmi broadcast. From the first sound of the rhythmic drum beat that eventually cascades into the shimmering sounds of a synth on opener newspaper spoons, it became immediately evident that viet cong s selftitled, debut album was something different yet something very special and personal. Nowhere nowhere florescent violet steam and walk through the knee on season stand over me then lift on dump all these kids discovered using shazam, the music discovery app. A veteran security police sergeant took over when the officer in charge at the point of attack was killed defending bien hoa. Military doctrine as it had emerged from world war ii and korea focused on regular military formations. Black sheep wall the wailing and the gnashing and the teeth im going to kill myself carpenter brut disco zombi italia trilogy doomtree cabin killer all hands viet cong bunker buster viet cong chapel of disease. Viet cong features members of womens offkilter rhythm sectionbassist matt flegel and drummer mike wallaceand they give bunker buster. Produced by neighborhood watch executive producers.
On a windows pc or microsoft surface, you can still use itunes to buy content, download songs you love from apple music, and sync content on your device with your computer. Death recorded in a barnturnedstudio in rural ontario, the seven songs that make up viet cong were born largely on the road, when flegel and bandmates mike wallace, scott munro and daniel christiansen embarked on a 50date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Following a scattering of live shows, their debut ep cassette. Nowhere nowhere florescent violet steam and walk through the knee on season stand over me then lift on dump all these kids. Preoccupations are a canadian postpunk band, that formed in calgary, alberta in 2012 under the name viet cong. A true representation of the viet cong fighter,his ways,the methods of his training and the final outcome. The first single from the album, continental shelf, was released for streaming on october 15, 2014. Viet cong canada only by preoccupations, released 20 january 2015 1. You can also hear that the band is made up of two former members of women bassist and drummer, though viet cong are definitely less of a challenging listen. The vietnam war, an immersive tenpart, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers ken burns and lynn novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in american history, as it has never before been told on film. Viet cong by preoccupations, released 20 january 2015 1.
The choppy rhythm of bunker buster and coarse textures that underpin continental shelf are abrasive and give viet cong a harsh serrated edge. Sep 10, 2015 preoccupations bunker buster from viet cong out now. The members of our apple support community can help answer your question. Death it takes less than sixty seconds of album opener newspaper spoons for you to decide that viet cong is a winter record. Viet cong is the debut album by canadian rock band preoccupations, and the only album to be released under their original name, viet cong. But the only way you get a frost is when theres something warmer to freeze up. An excellent debut album and a nice surprise from a band for whom expectations were initially not that high. Because our mp3s have no drm, you can play it on any device that supports mp3, even on your ipod. Viet cong is a razor sharp record, daniel christiansens guitars stab and pierce the mix. This provided camouflage from both aerial and ground observation and protection to withstand aerial and artillery bombardment other than a direct hit from a b52 strike. Stream tracks and playlists from viet cong on your desktop or mobile device. Go where, go where fluorescent primates teem and wind through the neon screens that scan over muted lips on japanese ships swelling, screaming its a deranged. Postpunk with weird chords and weird time signatures.
In january 1968, during the tet holiday ceasefire, the north vietnamese and viet cong attacked over 100 cities and bases in south vietnam. We discarded a lot, reworking songs pretty ruthlessly, munro explains. Whilst 5rar confronted both kinds in most parts of phuoc tuy and the surrounding provinces, probably the greatest concentration of bunker systems encountered was in bien hoa province where we fought hq mr7 and. For most of 1967, north vietnam held itsand the viet congsmilitary operations in the south at a low level in order to accumulate supplies for the massive tet offensive that was to begin the night of jan. The concise first track is an introduction to the world of viet cong, one that is filled with remorse and pain. We do insist that you abide by the rules detailed below. Preoccupations bunker buster from viet cong out now.
A massive production, viet congs selftitled debut culminates in a furious. At the beginning of 1965, the viet cong had 47 main force battalions, including those in five regiments. Our patrol area was the east perimeter from bunker hill10 to the entrance to the airborne base, where the perimeter turned back to the west. A massive production, viet cong s selftitled debut culminates in a furious bonfire of rage and release. So yes, viet cong is a winter album, but only until it is a spring record, then a summer scorcher, then an autumn burner, then it ices over again. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites magnet, torrent, kingdom leaks etc. There was no place for the guerrillas and political. Viet cong is the only album released by the band under this name, as they changed their name to preoccupations in 2016. It was released on january 20, 2015 by the jagjaguwar and flemish eye record labels. Viet cong are the sort of band that makes you think use of the word eclectic should have been saved especially for them. Bunker buster rough mix by viet cong free listening on. Not that viet cong is an album that exudes warmth at least not overtly but it is there, insulated under brittle layers of loathing and disaffection. The band consists of matt flegel vocals, bass, scott munro guitar, synth, daniel christiansen guitar and mike wallace drums. Here is a list of albums from vital artists who are supposed to gift us with new music this year.
Rounding out the quartet are guitarists scott munro and daniel christiansen. Viet cong licensed to youtube by merlin sc distribution, merlin idla distribution on behalf of flemish eye records. Your music, movies, podcasts, and audiobooks will transfer automatically to the apple music, apple tv, apple podcasts, and apple books apps where youll still have access to your favorite itunes features, including purchases, rentals, and. Inspired by standing in the rain in times square when i was 20, smoking too many cigarettes and imagining i was in blade runner. The album also features a rerecorded version of a previous song, bunker buster. Viet cong shares eerie video for bunker buster watch. Your music, movies, podcasts, and audiobooks will transfer automatically to the apple music, apple tv, apple podcasts, and apple books apps where youll still have access to your favorite itunes features, including purchases, rentals, and imports. Mar 20, 2014 for anyone whos spent the past couple years missing gonetoosoon calgary noiserockers women, something about the sound of the glassshard guitars that open viet cong s bunker buster is. My responsibilities, included the care and feeding of the windy units sentry dogs and bunker hill10. The group is comprised of two former members of the band women, vocalistbassist matt flegel and drummer mike wallace.1134 1231 591 134 1121 1441 262 1330 1007 1236 429 1372 596 291 968 756 1562 823 890 1533 502 1300 334 137 289 507 1469 1223 234 1274 348 1371 1041 200 1352 548 67 121 96 1096