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

on June 13, 2016, 12:45pm

 

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.

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

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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