It’s been almost four years since the Canadian band Women (unofficially) broke up, although its various members have been involved in numerous musical projects since then. Guitarist Christopher Reimer played with the Dodos before his death in 2012, vocalist and guitarist Patrick Flegel unveiled a new project called Androgynous Mind, and bassist Matt Flegel and drummer Mike Wallace joined forces with two other Calgary musicians (Scott Munro and Danny Christiansen) to form Viet Cong.
Viet Cong released a self-titled cassette in late 2013 and are supposedly putting out their debut album on Flemish Eye, though a release date has not been set. The cassette sold out quickly, but it’s set to be re-released by Mexican Summer. The group recently posted some rough mixes to their Soundcloud and if you’ve been re-playing Women’s self-titled LP and their second album, Public Strain, as much as you should be, these tracks will more than satisfy your appetite for something new. Check out “Buster Bunker” to get a taste of what’s coming from Viet Cong.
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