Following a messy onstage break- up in 2010 and the subsequent untimely death of guitarist Chris Reimer, in Calgary’s Women we lost one of the most exciting bands of recent times. Former members Matt Flegel and Mike Wallace look set to pick up where their old band left off though. Their latest project Viet Cong have released a few tracks of bright, hazy garage pop that we can’t stop listening to. Just a few months ago they dropped the wonderfully ecstatic Bunker Buster and they’ve now revealed Static Walls, a post-punk-indebted wall of noise that shimmers with the Beach Boys harmonies and lo-fi guitars we loved so much in Women. We can’t wait to hear more.
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