VIET CONG PREMIERE “SILHOUETTES” VIDEO – watch

VIET CONG PREMIERE "SILHOUETTES" VIDEO - watch

Viet Cong’s highly anticipated self-titled debut album is out this week on Jagjaguwar (and Flemish Eye in Canada) and is receiving critical acclaim across the board for its depth, power and sheer inventiveness.

The video for the breathtaking second single “Silhouettes” was premiered today. The song is the only one with “obviously autobiographical lyrics on the record,” according to lead vocalist Matt Flegel who goes on to explain them, saying “We were playing a show in a venue with really sketchy power, and I was electrocuted badly. I was bleeding out of my ears and couldn’t hear properly for a few days. I was feeling anxious about it, and you can kind of feel that anxiety in the song.”

Starting with a list of classic science fiction reference points, director Brook Linder developed a concept that plays with vintage sci-fi and horror movie-inspired imagery. The glacial pacing and astronaut’s lumbering gait contrasts with the driving momentum of the song, gradually building tension and perfectly complementing the dystopian vision that runs through much of the album. Using beautiful cinematography, practical effects, and VHS-inspired interface design Linder created an unforgettable, richly cinematic video that stands alone as a short film.

Click BELOW To Watch “Silhouettes”

The band’s first North American shows for the year are all sold out but for those who missed out they’ll be retuning this spring, all dates are listed below.

Upcoming Tour Dates /

01.28.15 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY *
01.29.15 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY **
01.30.15 – Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC ^
01.31.15 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
02.04.15 – Oslo – London, UK ^^
02.05.15 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK ^^
02.06.15 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK ^^
02.07.15 – Brudenell Social – Leeds, UK ^^
02.08.15 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK ^^
02.09.15 – Point FMR – Paris, FR ^^
02.10.15 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL^^
02.11.15 – West Germany – Berlin, DE ^^
02.12.15 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK ^^
02.13.15 – Pokalen – Oslo, NO ^^
02.14.15 – Mejeriet – Lund, SW ^^
02.15.15 – Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE ^^
02.16.15 – Rotown – Rotterdam, NL ^^
02.17.15 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE ^^
02.18.15 – Botanique – Brussels, BE ^^
02.26.15 – Commonwealth – Calgary, AB #
02.27.15 – The Artery – Edmonton, AB
02.28.15 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK #
03.03.15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
03.05.15 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
03.06.15 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
03.07.15 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
03.08.15 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
03.11.15 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
03.12.15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
03.13.15 – Thalia Hall | Levitation Festival – Chicago, IL
03.14.15 – Dionysus Club at Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH
03.24.15 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
03.25.15 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
03.26.15 – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
03.27.15 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
03.28.15 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
03.29.15 – Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
05.08.15 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
06.06.15 – Field Day – London, UK

* w/ Honey, PC Worship
** w What Moon Things
^ w/ PC Worship, Unblonde
^^ w/ Absolutely Free
# w/ Fist City, Burnt Shrines

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