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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

Northside Festival 2015 Lineup: Run the Jewels, Best Coast, Built to Spill and More

The lineup for Brooklyn's Northside Festival has been announced and Run the Jewels are at the top of the bill. Killer Mike and El-P will be…
James Grebey / March 4, 2015

Review: Viet Cong Make Like the Last Post-Punks on Self-Titled Debut

While waiting for "Death," the 11-minute reckoning that closes their first album, consider that out of the ashes of Women have risen something bigger called…
Jeremy D. Larson / January 20, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Swaggerific Rae Sremmurd, Tyrannical Torche, and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From Miami metalheads to swagnificent hip-hop youths…
SPIN Staff / January 7, 2015

7 Albums to Stream: Robin Thicke, Judas Priest, Braid, and More

Happy Fourth of July! Kick off the holiday weekend by streaming new records from Robin Thicke, Judas Priest, Antemasque, and more. Find links and details…
Killian Young / July 3, 2014