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WATCH// Viet Cong Premiere New Live Video for “Silhouettes” and Announce World Tour

Recently long listed for the 2015 Polaris Award, Viet Cong haven’t stayed still since their critically acclaimed debut self-titled album was released earlier this year. A broken hand couldn’t even stop a commanding and powerful run of SXSW shows and since then Viet Cong have toured extensively, selling out venues around the world and proving time and time again why they are one of the most exciting bands to emerge in 2015.

Today Viet Cong are announcing more dates as part of their endless world tour including stops at Pitchfork Festival, Basilica in upstate New York, WayHome Fest, Green Man, ATP, and many more. They are now adding shows including Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco (at Treasure Island Festival), Le Guess Who in NL and Pop Montreal to that list. All tour dates can be found below.

Additionally, they are announcing a new role – as curators of Sonic City Festival 2015 in De Kreun, Belgium. Taking over the reins after previous curators Liars, Deerhoof, Dälek, SUUNS, Beak> and James Holden, Viet Cong are selecting this year’s lineup – the first wave of which includes Chelsea Wolfe, Metz, Lightning Bolt, Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart, Protomartyr and Shabazz Palaces.

Since Viet Cong’s release back in January music fans and critics have been hailing the album as one of the most important records in recent years. It’s also been making its way onto various mid year Best Of 2015 lists, Stereogum write “This is a tense record, but all of its unease is pulled taught by Viet Cong’s meticulously-ordered, audacious arrangements. They envelop you.” Spin included the album in their coverage telling us Viet Cong, a krautrock/garage/psych/noise/post-punk amalgam that basically operates under its own ecosystem…. Considering the record’s ambitious, desolate scope, maybe Viet Cong tried to write the last post-punk album – and it would be okay if that turned out to be the case?” Gorilla vs Bear also featured the album at number 19 on favorite albums of 2015 so far and Paste named the track “March Of Progress” as one of the 25 Best Songs of 2015 (So Far) saying “…the track captures everything that makes the band so captivating.”

World Tour Dates (tix and info here:

7.17.15 – Festival D’Ete De Quebec – Quebec, QC

7.19.15 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL

7.21.15 – The Woodward Theatre – Cincinnati, OH *

7.22.15 – The Basement – Columbus, OH *

7.23.15 – Studio @ Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY *

7.24.15 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

7.26.15 – Mo Pop – Detroit, MI

7.31.15 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal QC

8.1.15 – Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR

8.12.15 – John Dee – Oslo, NO

8.13.15 – Way Out West Festival 2015 – Gotenborg, SE

8.14.15 – Haldern Pop – Haldern, DE

8.15.15 – MS Artville Manifest – Hamburg, DE

8.16.15 – La Route Du Rock – St. Malo, FR

8.19.15 – Scala – London, UK

8.20.15 – Krakow Live – Krakow, PL

8.21.15 – Green Man Festival – Brecon Beacons, Wales

8.22.15 – Pukkelpop Festival – Hasselt, BE

8.23.15 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, NL

8.25.15 – Exit 07 – Luxemburg, LU

8.27.15 – NoD – Prague, CZ

8.28.15 – A38 – Budapest, HU

8.29.15 – Mocvara Club – Zagreb, CR

8.30.15 – Gala Hala – Ljublijana, SL

8.31.15 – Chelsea – Vienna, AT

9.02.15 – Six D.O.G.S – Athens, GR

9.04.15 – La Batie – Geneva, CH

9.06.15 – Electric Picnic – Dublin, IRL

9.11.15 – Basilica Soundscape – Hudson, NY

9.12.15 – Supercrawl – Hamilton, ON

9.14.15 – Le Cercle – Quebec, QC **

9.15.15 – Capital Bar – Fredericton, NB **

9.16.15 – Gus’ Pub – Halifax, NS **

9.17.15 – SPACE Gallery – Portland, ME **

9.18.15 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC **

9.20.15 – Mansion – Kingston, ON **

9.23.15 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, IL **

9.24.15 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN **

9.27.15 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND

10.14.15 – Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

10.15.15 – Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

10.16.15 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10.18.15 – Treasure Island Festival – San Francisco, CA

10.20.15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

11.06.15 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

11.19.15 – Vera – Gronignen, NE

11.20.15 – Le Guess Who – Utrecht, NE

11.21.15 – Sonic City Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium

11.23.15 – Le Cargo – Caen, FR

11.24.15 – 106 – Rouen, FR

11.25.15 – Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate, UK

11.27.15 – All Tomorrow’s Parties – Pontins, Wales

*w/ Metz + Crosss

** w/ Greys

Oneida Complete the Thank Your Parents triptych with Absolute II

The O is back, and this time it’s Absolute.


Absolute II is the final piece in Oneida’s Thank Your Parents triptych of releases, begun in 2008 with Preteen Weaponry and followed by 2009’s acclaimed triple disc Rated O. With this release, the Brooklyn group concludes a challenging and profound long-term project. The Thank Your Parents triptych, totaling around 200 minutes, is intended to be listened to as a whole or in its component parts.Absolute II stands on its own, in addition to serving as a chapter in an immense whole.

The music on Absolute II is startling, rigorous and demanding. Oneida is a band that has been strongly identified with the frenetic, fluid drumming of Kid Millions and the relentless pulse of classic Krautrock, but this release contains neither audible drums nor identifiable “rock” music. The recordings move freely across accepted boundaries of rhythm, harmony, and tonality – not in the form of dramatic, willful experiment, but as a musical distillation of several themes that have emerged in the wake of Rated O’s dynamism: paralysis, entropy, stasis, possibility, and finality among them. Absolute II will be available June 7 in digital and vinyl formats. Oneida has set up a Bandcamp page which gives a complete overview of the Thank Your Parents series with audio from all three releases including Absolute II available for preview. You can check it out HERE.

In addition to the release of Absolute II, October 1 brings “Oneida Presents the Ocropolis III” at All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll Be Your Mirror” to Asbury Lanes Bowling Alley in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Oneida will perform continuously throughout the day, sometimes with guests from other groups performing at the festival, sometimes alone and mostly improvised. Read more about all the events at ATP’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror” HERE.


The Motorway by The Besnard Lakes
Golden Lion by The Besnard Lakes
Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten

The Plain Moon by Besnard Lakes, The

Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Dani by Briana Marela

Black Mountain
CD / 2xLP

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Houston, TX - Numbers Nightclub  w/ Lower Dens

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