Viet Cong perform live in The Current studio

Viet Cong perform "Silhouettes" live in the studio of 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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  • Viet Cong - Continental Shelf (Live on 89.3 The Current) 03:14
  • Viet Cong - Silhouettes (Live on 89.3 The Current) 04:20

Viet Cong are a four-piece band from Calgary whose sound has been described as "labyrinthine post-punk."

Comprising bassist/vocalist Matt Flegel, drummer Mike Wallace and guitarists Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen, Viet Cong visited The Current's studio ahead of a gig at First Avenue in Minneapolis and before heading to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.

Given their band name, Viet Cong have come in for some criticism; serendipitously, they visited The Current the same day as Gang of Four's Andy Gill, who shared his wisdom about being in a band with a name that might ruffle feathers.

Listen to New Hot on Monday, March 23, to learn more about Viet Cong and other new music this week. Click the audio player above to stream the in-studio tracks by Viet Cong.

Songs Performed


"Bunker Buster"
"Continental Shelf"
"Silhouettes"

All tracks off Viet Cong's self-titled album, out now on Jagjaguwar Records.

Produced by David Safar
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Luke Taylor

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    Viet Cong perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Leah Garaas)
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    Viet Cong perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Leah Garaas)
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    Viet Cong perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Leah Garaas)
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    Viet Cong perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Leah Garaas)
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    Viet Cong perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Leah Garaas)

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