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Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) announce new self-titled album, share “Anxiety” — listen

The Canadian post-rockers will also tour with Explosions in the Sky

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    Remember Viet Cong? Shh, you’re not supposed to say that, or use that name, or whatever. Well, if you didn’t know, the Canadian post-punk rockers now go by Preoccupations, a moniker that should cause no controversy (unless there’s a rabid preoccupier out there who’s prone to being triggered), and they’re back with a new self-titled album.

    Produced by Graham Walsh, Preoccupations spans nine one-word songs, ranging from “Anxiety” to “Monotony”, “Degraded” to “Fever”. As frontman Matt Flegel explains: “Monotony is a dead end job; Anxiety is changing as a band. Memory is watching someone lose their mind; Fever is comforting someone. It’s all drawing from very specific things.”

    The band’s own press release calls the album “a singular, bracing collection that proves what’s punishing can also be soothing, everything can change without disrupting your compass. Your best year can be your worst year at the same time.  Whatever sends you flying can also help you land.” French fries can be tater tots, life can be death, we get it.

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    For a preview, listen to new single “Anxiety” above. Consult the album cover, tracklist, and tour dates below.

    Album Cover:

    preoccupations cover Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) announce new self titled album, share Anxiety    listen

    Preoccupations Tracklisting:
    01. Anxiety
    02. Monotony
    03. Zodiac
    04. Memory
    05. Degraded
    06. Sense
    07. Forbidden
    08. Stimulation
    09. Fever

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    Preoccupations 2016 Tour Dates:
    06/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    06/17 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/18 – Brussels, BE @ Out Loud Beursschouwburg
    06/22 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
    06/23 – London, UK @ Old Blue Last
    06/28 – Paris, FR @ Olympic Cafe
    06/30 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
    07/02 – Tullamore, IR @ Castlepalooza
    07/09 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival
    08/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
    08/22 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory *
    08/24 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *
    08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
    08/29 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery *
    08/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
    09/01-02 – Portland, Oregon @ Crystal Ballroom *
    09/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
    10/01 – Calgary, AB @ Mac Hall Ballroom ^
    10/03 – Winnipeg , MB @ WECC ^
    10/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe ^
    10/05 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall ^
    10/07 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom ^
    10/08 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^
    10/11 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater ^
    10/12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
    10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^
    10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
    10/16 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
    10/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ^
    10/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa ^
    10/21 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
    10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
    10/26 – San Diego @ The Irenic ^
    10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy ^
    10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    11/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
    11/05 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    11/06 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    11/07 – London, UK @ Oval Space
    11/08 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange
    11/09 – Brighton, UK @ Haunt
    11/10 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
    11/12 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
    11/14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
    11/15 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
    11/18 – Metz, FR @ Musiques Volantes Festival
    11/21 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
    11/22 – Zurich, CH @ Klaus
    11/23 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
    11/24 – Rome, IT @ Quirinetta
    11/25 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
    11/26 – Neuchâtel, CH @ Suprette Festival
    11/28 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor

    ^ = w/ Methyl Ethel
    * = w/ Explosions In The Sky

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