Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes

by USA Out Of Vietnam



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USA Out Of Vietnam have paired with Aurora Borealis in Europe, Japan and UK and New Damage for North America and Austrailia to release their auspicious debut Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes.

Their musical influences are both transparent and widespread, and include black metal, doom, drone, minimalist composition, sludge, noise, post rock, shoe-gaze, dream pop, nineties psychedelia and classic seventies radio dial pop. Particularly transparent is this love of pop music, dense seventies-style production, and harmonized vocals that swerves around hairpin turns. If you really wanted to try to harness this slippery eel you could say that the band’s sound is as equally informed by the stacked production and pop savvy of Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. as it is by the crushing heavy drones of Sunn O)))).

On their debut, USA Out of Vietnam proudly boast of their love of lush harmony and infectious melody but also like to push past the 3 minute traditional pop format with 10 minute epics - psychedelic, in the truest sense of the word.

With over 15 guest musicians appearing on Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes (including Montreal singer/songwriter Patrick Watson who contributes treated vocal loops on two songs here), their debut is vast in it's scope, and abundant with rich sounds. Brass sections elbow up to detuned and distorted Marshall stacked guitars, spoken word sections appear in unlikely spaces, vocoder vocals appear within breaths of angelic choir vocals, vintage synth and sampled noises hover over lush string sections while a piano beds down with crushing Swans-style pummeling. The lyrics across the album mirror the sound that surrounds them, with themes grasping towards redemption that search for a sliver of light hiding in the darkness.

Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes slowly reels the listener in as opposed to attacking them with ballast and decibels. USA Out of Vietnam have created an enveloping and vivid piece of work - but flush that incense and peppermint flotsam out of your head because USA Out of Vietnam insist that this trip is for real.

“USA Out Of Vietnam is a four-piece Montreal band that doesn't fit neatly into any one specific genre. They combine elements of psych pop, prog rock, and drone pop so effortlessly that the resulting music is equal parts brilliant and confounding. The five track album is a heavy journey through various experiments with sound, making it a truly original project.” -

USA Out of Vietnam's debut Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes is released on gatefold double vinyl/CD/digital on UK label Aurora Borealis within the UK, Japan and Europe. The North American and Austrailian release of the record on CD and digital will be handled by New Damage Records.
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USA Out Of Vietnam have shared stages with Mogwai, Earth, Swervedriver, Suuns, Scratch Acid, Loop, Metz, Om, Liturgy, Handsome Furs, Oneida, Ty Segal, Locrian and more.


released June 27, 2014



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