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Video: Preoccupations – “Memory”

"Memory," the sprawling 11-minute centerpiece from Preoccupations' (formerly Viet Cong) self-titled album, now has an accompanying video. The short film features drummer Michael Wallace as…
Brian Josephs / December 1, 2016

Review: Preoccupations Ride a New Wave on Self-Titled Reboot

In 2013, a Canadian post-punk band called Viet Cong embarked on its first tour, stopping to perform in a small, sweaty room in Brooklyn along…
Andy Cush / September 16, 2016

Preoccupations (Formerly Viet Cong) Feel ‘Degraded’ on Latest Single

With their controversial original band name behind them, Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) are endeavoring to move forward with new music. Their latest is "Degraded," a super-dark slice of post-punk…
Anna Gaca / July 13, 2016

Preoccupations (Formerly Viet Cong) Confirm New Album, Share ‘Anxiety’ Video

Preoccupations (a.k.a. the group formerly known as Viet Cong) have confirmed that they will drop a new self-titled album on September 16 via Jagjaguwar. The follow-up…
Rachel Brodsky / June 13, 2016

Viet Cong Have Officially Changed Their Name to Preoccupations

Canadian post-punks Viet Cong have officially announced that they'll be changing their name to Preoccupations, the band announced in a Facebook post this morning.
Brennan Carley / April 21, 2016

JUNO Awards 2016 Nominations: Justin Bieber, Drake, Majical Cloudz, and More

The JUNO Awards, Canada's version of the Grammy Awards, have announced the nominations for their 2016 iteration, including Destroyer, Viet Cong, Justin Bieber, Majical Cloudz,…
Brennan Carley / February 2, 2016

Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize for ‘Power in the Blood’

Buffy Sainte-Marie has won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, perhaps Canadian music's highest honor, for her album Power in the Blood. The longtime indigenous electro-acoustic folk artist beat out Drake's If…
James Grebey / September 22, 2015

Viet Cong Announce Plans to Change Their Name

The members of Viet Cong took to Facebook on Saturday afternoon to announce plans to change their band name, writing, "...we’ve been listening, talking and…
Rachel Brodsky / September 19, 2015

Drake, Caribou, New Pornographers, More Make 2015 Polaris Prize Shortlist

Last month, Canada's Polaris Music Prize announced their long list of nominees for 2015, but now they've narrowed it down to just ten. As you…
Colin Joyce / July 16, 2015

Basilica Soundscape Announces 2015 Lineup, Featuring Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval, More

The experimental-leaning micro-festival Basilica Soundscape has announced the initial lineup for its 2015 iteration. Boundary-pushing songwriters like Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval, Weyes Blood, and avant-folkie…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2015

Drake, New Pornographers, Viet Cong, and More Named on Polaris Prize Long List

Are there more "Trophies" in Drake's near future? Prominent Canadian music award Polaris Music Prize has announced its long list on Twitter today, and the…
Colin Joyce / June 16, 2015

Viet Cong Drummer Shares Photo Essay About Playing SXSW With a Broken Hand

One of the many, many cool things we saw at South By Southwest was Viet Cong's Mike Wallace crushing the drums with only one hand…
James Grebey / March 26, 2015

SXSW 2015: Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, and More Take the Stubb’s Stage

On Friday morning, crowds flocked to Austin's famous Stubb's for the annual SPIN day party at South By Southwest. Featuring massive talent such as Run…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SPIN’s SXSW Showcase at Stubb’s: An Artist-By-Artist Recap

Those South by Southwesters who braved the elements at Stubb's yesterday were treated to gigs by nine of our favorite artists working right now, ranging…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2015

SXSW Lone Stars: Viet Cong Talk Touring and Losing Their Sanity

To hear bassist-frontman Matt Flegel tell it, Viet Cong have had a weird couple of days. After a few missed calls and a whole lot…
Colin Joyce / March 13, 2015
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