Preoccupations – “Pontiac 87″ (Protomartyr Cover)

Calgary post-punk band Preoccupations are gearing up to hit the road on a co-headlining North American tour with their musical kindred spirits Protomartyr, and as…
Maggie Serota / November 16, 2018

Protomartyr and Preoccupations Cover Each Other’s Songs On New 7”

As Protomartyr and Preoccupations gear up for their joint North American tour, the bands have announced a new split single on 7" vinyl. "Telemetry At Howe…
Will Gottsegen / October 24, 2018

Protomartyr and Preoccupations Announce Joint North American Tour

Detroit post-punk unit Protomartyr has announced a new North American tour. Stretching from late November into December, the band will co-headline with Preoccupations (the former Viet Cong) on…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 13, 2018

Stream Preoccupations’ Latest Album New Material

Preoccupations—the Canadian quartet formerly known as Viet Cong—have released their latest album New Material in full. The third proper LP from the band, New Material…
Rob Arcand / March 23, 2018

Preoccupations – “Antidote”

After announcing their forthcoming third album New Material last month, the Calgary post-punk quartet Preoccupations has released another song and video from the record. This one's called…
Andy Cush / February 13, 2018

Preoccupations Announce Album New Material, Release Single “Espionage”

Preoccupations--the Calgary post-punk quartet formerly known as Viet Cong--has announced a forthcoming album with the appealingly deadpan title New Material. The record, their third, was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnson…
Andy Cush / January 16, 2018

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

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 Share Kaleidoscopic ‘Degraded’ Video

Preoccupations will soon release their self-titled record on September 16 via Jagjaguwar, and so far the band once known as Viet Cong has shared two singles:…
Rachel Brodsky / August 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