Despite the post title, I’m really liking the new Viet Cong. I never got deeply into Women (insert joke here), the prior band of a couple of the players here; they had atmosphere, but I could never find the hooks.
This, however, has hooks aplenty, even if many of them are time-tested postpunk ones.
Like the Ronettes-by-way-of-JAMC drumbeat in “Continental Shelf”, up top.
Or the Joy Division/Bunnymen/Interpol thing going on here: