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Desert Daze 2018 Was An Oasis Among American Festivals

For years now, Desert Daze has arrived in October like a mirage in the landscape to which it owes its name. It's a sudden oasis,…
Ryan Leas | October 15, 2018 - 2:49 pm

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On Preoccupations’ New Material, The Darkness Broadens And The Craft Deepens

Ever since their official, self-titled debut in 2015 -- when they were still known as Viet Cong -- Preoccupations have never really stopped moving. A…
Ryan Leas | March 23, 2018 - 9:57 am

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Preoccupations – “Pontiac 87″ (Protomartyr Cover)

The split 7" where bands cover each other's songs is a proud indie rock tradition, and we now have a new entry into the canon.
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2018 - 10:05 am

Protomartyr – “Forbidden” (Preoccupations Cover)

Post-punk stans thought they’d heard good news when Protomartyr and Preoccupations rocked a cruise ship together at last year’s "Boatomartyr" release show for Relatives In
Jael Goldfine | October 24, 2018 - 10:18 am

Artist Portraits From Desert Daze 2018

Last weekend, the seventh installment of Desert Daze took over Lake Perris in Southern California. For months, the festival had been updating an already impressive…
Ryan Leas | October 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm

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On Preoccupations’ New Material, The Darkness Broadens And The Craft Deepens

Ever since their official, self-titled debut in 2015 -- when they were still known as Viet Cong -- Preoccupations have never really stopped moving. A…
Ryan Leas | March 23, 2018 - 9:57 am

Preoccupations – “Disarray” Video

Preoccupations, the Canadian postpunk four-piece who formerly recorded as Viet Cong, are coming back later this week with the new album New Material, and we've…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2018 - 10:17 am

Preoccupations – “Antidote” Video

Next month, Preoccupations, the Canadian postpunk band formerly and contentiously known as Viet Cong, will follow up their 2016 self-titled album with a new one…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2018 - 10:27 am

Preoccupations – “Espionage”

The band now known as Preoccupations have just announced their sophomore album, New Material. The follow-up to their 2016 self-titled will be out on 3/23.
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 10:17 am

Preoccupations – “Memory” Video

Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) released their self-titled LP back in September by way of Jagjaguwar, and we've seen a few videos for some of the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2016 - 11:09 am

Preoccupations – “Memory” (Feat. Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner)

Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) will release their first album under their new name next week. We've heard two singles from it so far -- "Anxiety"
James Rettig | September 7, 2016 - 11:04 am

Preoccupations – “Degraded” Video

Preoccupations have shared a video for "Degraded," the second single from the Calgary band's first release since changing their name from Viet Cong. The clip,…
James Rettig | August 16, 2016 - 10:42 am

Preoccupations – “Degraded”

"Degraded" is our second preview of Preoccupations' self-titled LP, the Calgary band's first release since changing their name from Viet Cong. And like "Anxiety" before…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2016 - 9:20 am

Preoccupations – “Anxiety” Video

Preoccupations -- the band formerly known as Viet Cong -- are back with a new album, the follow-up to the last year's at-the-time self-titled Viet
James Rettig | June 13, 2016 - 10:09 am

Viet Cong Change Name To Preoccupations

Viet Cong, the Canadian postpunk four-piece who released a great self-titled debut album last year, came under some fire because of their name, which many…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2016 - 9:16 am