• 1.1. newspaper spoons
  • 1.2. pointless experience
  • 1.3. march of progress
  • 1.4. bunker buster
  • 1.5. continental shelf
  • 1.6. silhouettes
  • 1.7. death
16. Januar 2015
Label: JAGJAGUWAR
Genre: Indie

viet cong

viet cong

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It takes less than sixty seconds of album opener "Newspaper Spoons" for you to decide that Viet Cong is a winter record. The album has barely begun, and the guitar doesn't snarl until the end of that opening minute, but it still presents a palpable iciness in just a few short moments. It's bitter. It stings. But once you're in it, and you're bracing yourself and charging ahead, "Newspaper Spoons" moves from a punishing, almost militarized drumbeat to a melody that's still menacing but also delicate, almost celestial. That instinct for humanizing a stone-cold song is Viet Cong's greatest gift and sharpest weapon. It's harsh, but exhilarating. Themes of deconstruction and disintegration, of hardening and crumbling seem to come from every direction. ... read more