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(scott) A couple months ago I posted a bunch of stuff from Viet Cong, who had much controversy with their
name....OK, they have changed it since, to Preoccupations......they have a new album out (let me be clear I think Viet Cong were fucking bad ass), now here's the thing....Link God John N, as well as foregin correspondent Studkid have both submitted stuff for this album......they have provided DIFFERENT information, etc, so I am going to give you EACH of their contributions. First John N's submission, which includes info, video links, and even a tour schedule.....

Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) Announce New Album, Share "Anxiety" Video: Watch

Out on September 16 via Jagjaguwar

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) have announced their sophomore album, a self-titled releaseUNDER their new name. Preoccupations is out September 16 via JagjaguwarYou can find the album's tracklist and artwork below. They've also shared a music video for the first single, “Anxiety.” The black-and-whiteVIDEO, directed by Yoonha Park, is described as "a catalog of childhood phobias and anxieties." It features the band's members exploring the backwood areas of an unknown forest, alongside sepia-toned footage of masked figures and a dilapidated family home. Watch the music video below. 
The band will also kick off a world tour in support of the new record,BEGINNING this week. Find a full itinerary below. 
Preoccupations
01ANXIETY
02 Monotony 
03 Zodiac 
04 Memory 
05 Degraded 
06 Sense 
07 Forbidden 
08 Stimulation 
09 Fever



Preoccupations: 
06-13 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's AllRIGHT 
06-17 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival 
06-18 Brussels, Belgium - Out Loud Beursschouwburg 
06-22 London, England - Shacklewell Arms 
06-23 London, England - Old Blue Last 
06-28 Paris, France - Olympic Cafe 
06-30 Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree 
07-02 Tullamore, Ireland - Castlepalooza 
07-09 Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Blues Festival 
08-21 Houston, TX - White OakMUSIC 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, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theater
10-01 Calgary, Alberta - Mac Hall Ballroom ^
10-03 Winnipeg , Manitoba - WECC ^
10-04 Minneapolis, MN - FineLINE Music Cafe ^
10-05 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^
10-07 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom ^
10-08 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall ^
10-11 Montreal, Quebec - 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 & RollHOTEL ^
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 - TheINDEPENDENT 
11-02 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
11-05 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club 
11-06 Manchester, England - Gorilla 
11-07 London, England - Oval Space 
11-08 Bristol, England - Exchange 
11-09 Brighton, England - Haunt 
11-10 Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who Festival 
11-12 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique 
11-14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset 
11-15 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow 
11-18 Metz, France - Musiques Volantes Festival 
11-21 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie 
11-22 Zurich, Switzerland - Klaus 
11-23 Milan, Italy - Magnolia 
11-24 Rome, Italy - Quirinetta 
11-25 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv 
11-26 Neuchâtel, Switzerland - Suprette Festival 
11-28 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
^ with Methyl Ethel
* with Explosions In The Sky 
Read “Why Viet Cong Have Changed Their Name" on The Pitch. 
Listen to Preoccupations'“Continental Shelf": 
https://youtu.be/hdMz7BUtOvk
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Great submission from John N (I really DO like this band), and the next portion is submitted bu Studkid, who is including , who includes another essay on th3 band, as well as a link for an album from related band Scatterbrain ("Keep Dancin")
Thanks to both guys for quickly submitting this........ALL GREAT, please continue!

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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."

This take me back to the early 80',to bands like Tubeway Army/ Gary Numan, or for me the danish band Scatterbrain, which was the first electrorock band in Denmark,
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.
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.
Preoccupations - Preoccupations (2016)
01.ANXIETY
02. Monotony
03. Zodiac
04. Memory
05. Degraded
06. Sense
07. Forbidden
08. Stimulation
09. Fever


Scatterbrain - Keep dancing (1981)

1Neo-Love Tango5:52
2Abnormal5:39
3Vatican Reggae4:32
4Crosses Of Verdun4:44
5Moment1:24
6Ice Age4:08
7Moving Ice1:42
8Insect Danger5:19
9Neutra3:38
10Keep Dancing!7:15 



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