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...hang the dj

...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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2015/12/08


Viet Cong, featuring ex-members of the defunct band Women, released its debut album in January. The self-titled record is essential listening for post-punk fans -- it's dark, cold and fantastically bleak. Tracks like "Continental Shelf" and "Silhouettes" summon Joy Division, Chameleons, and Bauhaus; a few tracks will evoke a 60's psychedelic vibe; and the final track, the epic 11 minute "Death," will just astound you with its intensity.





Although Viet Cong was well received by critics, the music was ultimately overshadowed by the band's controversial name. After initially shrugging off complaints, the band eventually decided the public outcry was enough and decided to change their name:

"...we’ve been listening, talking and having lots of valuable conversations with the members of the Vietnamese community about the name. Through this dialogue and hearing about what the name means to so many people, we have decided we will be changing the name of our band.

Art and music are about creative expression. However, our band name is not our cause, and we are not going to fight for it. This is not what our band is about.

We are a band who want to make music and play our music for our fans. We are not here to cause pain or remind people of atrocities of the past.

We don’t know what the new name of our band will be, and we owe it to our fans to honour the concerts we have booked. We rushed into our last band name decision, we don’t plan to rush into this one, but know that will be rolling out a new name as soon as we agree upon one."

Read the full statement from the band formerly known as Viet Cong here, and stream the album in full below:



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