NEWS: Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) to release new record, share ‘Anxiety’

Last year Canadians Viet Cong released a debut album filled with dark post-punk.  The band have recently undergone a transformation, changing their name to Preoccupations in April, and have revealed that they’ll be releasing a self-titled album on 16th September via Jagjaguwar.

To coincide with the announcement, the group have unveiled a new song, ‘Anxiety,’ as well as an accompanying video directed by David Yoonha Park.  The track is a dark meditation built on a foundation of fuzz and droning vocals that have echoes of Ian Curtis.  Park’s clip reflects the song’s sense of dread and claustrophobia by confronting the viewer with a series of stark black and white, superimposed shots, as well as some nightmarish images.  Watch below.

The band are also playing two dates in London later this month, before heading out on a full UK tour in November.  Details below.

22nd June – Shacklewell Arms, London
23rd June – Old Blue Last, London
5th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
6th November – Gorilla, Manchester
7th November – Oval Space, London
8th November – Exchange, Bristol
9th November – Haunt, Brighton

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