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

Their self-titled drops on September 16 via Jagjaguwar

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 to last year’s Viet Cong features the single “Anxiety,” which has a new video directed by Yoonha Park.

“‘Monotony’ is a dead end job; ‘Anxiety’ is changing as a band,” says frontman Matt Flegel, describing of the album’s song titles. “‘Memory’ is watching someone lose their mind; ‘Fever’ is comforting someone. It’s all drawing from very specific things.”

The band has also shared a track list, cover art, and a long string of world tour dates. Check all of that out, plus the video, below.

Preoccupations track list:

1. “Anxiety”
2. “Monotony”
3. “Zodiac”
4. “Memory”
5. “Degraded”
6. “Sense”
7. “Forbidden”
8. “Stimulation”
9. “Fever”

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Preoccupations tour dates:

June 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
June 17 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
June 18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Out Loud Beursschouwburg
June 22 – London, England @ Shacklewell Arms
June 23 – London, England @ Old Blue Last
June 28 – Paris, France @ Olympic Cafe
June 30 – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
July 2 – Tullamore, Ireland @ Castlepalooza
July 9 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Blues Festival
August 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
August 22 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory *
August 24 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *
August 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
August 29 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery *
August 30 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
September 1-2 – Portland, Oregon @ Crystal Ballroom *
September 28 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Rickshaw Theater
October 1 – Calgary, Alberta @ Mac Hall Ballroom ^
October 3 – Winnipeg , Manitoba @ WECC ^
October 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe ^
October 5 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall ^
October 7 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom ^
October 8 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall ^
October 11 – Montreal, Quebec @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater ^
October 12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
October 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
October 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
October 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ^
October 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa ^
October 21 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
October 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
October 26 – San Diego @ The Irenic ^
October 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy ^
October 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
November 2 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
November 5 – Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club
November 6 – Manchester, England @ Gorilla
November 7 – London, England @ Oval Space
November 8 – Bristol, England @ Exchange
November 9 – Brighton, England @ Haunt
November 10 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival
November 12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
November 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
November 15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
November 18 – Metz, France @ Musiques Volantes Festival
November 21 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
November 22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Klaus
November 23 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
November 24 – Rome, Italy @ Quirinetta
November 25 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
November 26 – Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Suprette Festival
November 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor

^ with Methyl Ethel
* with Explosions In The Sky