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Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) Announce New Album, Share “Anxiety” Video

Self-Titled Album Due Out September 16 via Jagjaguwar

Jun 13, 2016 Photography by Alessio Boni
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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 Preoccupations. Now the band's first album under their new name has been announced and fittingly it's a self-titled affair. Preoccupations is due out September 16 via Jagjaguwar. The band has shared the video for its first single, "Anxiety." The moody black & white clip is below (be warned it's ever so slightly NSFW due to some artful nudity). Also below are the album's tracklist, the band's upcoming tour dates, and the album's cover art.

David Yoonha Park directed the video, which was shot in Ymir, British Columbia. A press release says the video "is based around a series of surreal vignettes depicting various childhood fears and phobias."

Preoccupations Tracklist:

01. Anxiety
02. Monotony
03. Zodiac
04. Memory
05. Degraded
06. Sense
07. Forbidden
08. Stimulation
09. Fever

Preoccupations Tour Dates:

06.13.16 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
06.17.16 - Best Kept Secret Festival - Hilvarenbeek, NL
06.18.16 - Out Loud, Beursschouwburg - Brussels, BE
06.19.16 - De School - Amstderdam, NL
06.22.16 - Shacklewell Arms - London, UK
06.23.16 - Old Blue Last - London, UK
06.28.16 - Olympic Cafe - Paris, FR
06.30.16 - Urban Spree - Berlin, GER
07.02.16 - Castlepalooza - Tullamore, IE
07.09.16 - Ottawa Blues Festival - Ottawa, ONT
08.21.16 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX *
08.22.16 - Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX *
08.24.16 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX *
08.28.16 - FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA
08.29.16 - Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA *
08.30.16 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA *
09.01.16 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR *
09.02.16 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR *
09.28.16 - The Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
10.01.16 - Mac Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB ^
10.03.16 - WECC - Winnipeg, MB ^
10.04.16 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, Mn ^
10.05.16 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, Il ^
10.07.16 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, Mi ^
10.08.16 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON ^
10.11.16   Virgin Mobile Corona Theater   Montreal, QC ^
10.12.16 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, Ma ^
10.14.16 - Warsaw - Brooklyn NY ^
10.15.16 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, Pa ^
10.16.16 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington DC ^
10.18.16 - Masquerade - Atlanta, Ga ^
10.19.16 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, La ^
10.21.16 - The Mohawk - Austin, Tx ^
10.25.16 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, Az ^
10.26.16 - The Irenic - San Diego, Ca ^
10.28.16 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, Ca ^
10.29.16 - The Independent - San Francisco, Ca
11.02.16 - Neumos - Seattle, Wa ^
11.05.15 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
11.06.16 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK
11.07.16 - Oval Space - London, UK
11.08.16 - Exchange - Bristol, UK
11.09.16 - The Haunt - Brighton, UK
11.10.16 - Le Guess Who Festival - Utrecht, NL
11.12.16 - Botanique - Brussels, BE
11.14.16 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, DK
11.15.16 - Molotow - Hamburg, DE
11.18.16 - Musiques Volantes Festival - Metz, FR
11.21.16 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
11.22.16 - Klaus - Zurich, CH
11.23.16 - Magnolia - Milan, IT
11.24.16 - Quirinetta - Rome, IT
11.25.16 - Locomotiv -  Bologna, IT
11.26.16 - Suprette Festival - Neuchatel, CH
11.28.16 - Luxor - Cologne, DE

^ w/ Methyl Ethel
* w/ Explosions In The Sky



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