Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sounds of SXSW 2015 #21: Viet Cong

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

I was a big fan of the band Women, and was thusly already inclined to dig Viet Cong. Some of the brash spikiness of Women can be found in Viet Cong, but the overall sound hasn't remained the same. Delectable droning and taut instrumentation feels wonderfully dark, and the more you hear the more you'll need. Oh, and they're probably all sorts of amazing live. So go and find out. 
  






[posted 3.12.15]


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