by Bill Pearis

Viet Cong

Viet Cong's widely-acclaimed debut album came out last week and, if you haven't checked it out, you can stream it via Rdio below. The Canadian band recently released a video for "Silhouettes," one of the most driving, straightforward songs on the album. Director Brook Linder, who also made the video for A Place to Bury Strangers' "Straight," turns the song into a creepy sci-fi tale. The director says:

"Silhouettes" came from blending iconography from old haunted house films and late '70s, early '80s sci-fi: So, pluck an astronaut from a spacewalk and set him in the House on Haunted Hill. The fun comes with playing those types off of each other, like mashing an old DOS-like computer interface up against the organic-looking galactic explosions.

Watch the video below.

As you may know, Viet Cong are in NYC as we speak for two record release shows, playing Union Pool tonight (1/28) with Honey and PC Worship, and Mercury Lounge on Thursday (1/29) with What Moon Things. Both those shows are sold out, but we're giving away two pairs of tickets to tonight's Union Pool show. Details on that, flyer for tonight's show, and updated tour dates, below.

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see VIET CONG at UNION POOL: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "VIET CONG at UNION POOL " in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "VIET CONG at UNION POOL ". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!


Viet Cong - 2015 Tour Dates
01/28/15 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool w/ Honey, PC Worship
01/29/15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ What Moon Things
01/30/15 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz PDB w/ PC Worship, Unblonde
01/31/15 Toronto, ON The Garrison
02/04/15 London, UK Oslo
02/05/15 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
02/06/15 Glasgow, UK Broadcast
02/07/15 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
02/08/15 Brighton, UK Green Door Store
02/09/15 Paris, FR Le Point FMR w/ Absolutely Free
02/10/15 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
02/11/15 Berlin, DE West Germany
02/12/15 Copenhagen, DK Loppen
02/13/15 Oslo, NO Pokalen
02/14/15 Lund, SE Mejeriet
02/15/15 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang
02/16/15 Rotterdam, NL Rotown
02/17/15 Kortrijk, BE De Kreun
02/18/15 Brussels, BE Le Botanique
02/26/15 Calgary, AB Commonwealth w/ First City, Burnt Shrines
02/27/15 Edmonton, AB The Artery
02/28/15 Saskatoon, SK Amigos Cantina w/ Fist City, Burnt Shrines
03/03/15 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
03/05/15 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
03/06/15 Los Angeles, CA Echo
03/07/15 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
03/08/15 Scotsdale, AZ Pub Rock
03/11/15 Kansas City, MO recordBar
03/12/15 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
03/13/15 Chicago, IL Austin Psych Fest and Empty Bottle Present Levitation Festival @ Thalia Hall
03/14/15 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Club at Oberlin College
03/24/15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
03/25/15 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
03/26/15 Boise, ID Treefort Music Fest
03/26/15 Boise, ID Treefort Music Fest
03/27/15 Seattle, WA Barboza
03/28/15 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
05/08/15 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
05/09/15 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
05/10/15 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
05/27/15 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound
05/28/15 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound
05/29/15 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound
05/30/15 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound
06/07/15 London, UK Field Day Festival