One of the most talked about track this week is “Continental Shelf”. Deservedly so since Matt Flegel and Mike Wallace have under their relatively new moniker Viet Cong crafted a stunning new twist on the grainy, lo-fi sound that made their former band Women such a success. Compared to their first release – last year’s Cassette – the quality here is elevated in every possible way; just listen to how the magnificent lead guitar is buried deep in an ocean of grainy noise. And the vocals are just sublime.
Viet Cong’s self-titled debut album is well under way, and will be issued via Jagjaguwar sometime in the beginning of next year. Based on this track , as well as Flegel / Wallace musical history, this album should kick start the next year in an exciting way.