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Preoccupations Announce New Spring and Summer Tour Dates

Self-Titled Album Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Feb 07, 2017

Preoccupations, the post-punk band formerly known as Viet Cong, released their first album under their new name, also titled Preoccupationslast September via Jagjaguwar.  More

Watch: Preoccupations - “Memory” Video

Self-Titled Album Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Dec 01, 2016

Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong, released their first album under their new name, also titled Preoccupationsback in September via Jagjaguwar. Now the band has shared a video for the album's 11-minute centerpiece track, "Memory."  More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Sep 07, 2016

Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong, are releasing their first album under their new name, also titled Preoccupationson September 16 via Jagjaguwar.  More

Watch: Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) – “Degraded” Video

Self-Titled Album Due Out September 16 via Jagjaguwar

Aug 16, 2016

Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong, are releasing their first album under their new name, also titled Preoccupations, on September 16 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Anxiety," via its video, along with another track from the record, "Degraded." Now "Degraded" has an abstract animated video.  More

Listen: Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) - “Degraded”

Self-Titled Album Due Out September 16 via Jagjaguwar

Jul 13, 2016

Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong, are releasing their first album under their new name, also titled Preoccupationson September 16 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Anxiety," via its video. Now we have another track from the record, "Degraded." More

Jun 13, 2016

In September 2015 Viet Cong announced that they would be changing their name after facing much controversy because of its association with the original Viet Cong from the Vietnam War and in April 2016 the band announced that their new name would be PreoccupationsMore


Interviews

Preoccupations

By Any Other Name

Nov 01, 2016

In the middle of April, the members of Viet Cong found themselves in an unusual position. It was a little over a year since their self-titled debut had established them as a post-punk buzz band, but they already had their sophomore album exactly how they wanted it: completely mixed, mastered, and its song titles chosen. More


Reviews

Preoccupations

Preoccupations

Jagjaguwar

Sep 13, 2016

The four members of Preoccupations could make a strong case against the argument that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Scattered public roiling over their former name Viet Cong spread farther than expected and threatened to derail the group just as their instinctively carved brand of post-punk was mounting mass appeal. More