Viet Cong, the new indie outfit made up of punk rockers Matt Flegel, Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen, premiered the video for their track “Silhouettes” at T Magazine.
“We all embrace all of our musical histories and wouldn’t be making the kind of music we make now if we hadn’t learned from all the music we’ve played in the past,” says Flegel, who plays bass and sings in the new band. Flegel and Mike Wallace are former members of Women, the group that disbanded in 2012 following the death of their guitarist.
The debut self-titled LP was released earlier this week via Jagjaguwar. The sound, according to director Brook Linder, is really sci-fi influenced.
‘Silhouettes’ came from blending iconography from old haunted house films and late ’70s, early ’80s sci-fi: So, pluck an astronaut from a spacewalk and set him in the House on Haunted Hill,” he explains. “The fun comes with playing those types off of each other, like mashing an old DOS-like computer interface up against the organic-looking galactic explosions.
Check out the video for “Silhouettes” here: