Preoccupations Share Video for New Song “Antidote”

New Material March 23 via Jagjaguwar

Feb 13, 2018
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Preoccupations are releasing a new album, the amusingly titled New Material, on March 23 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they shared its first single, "Espionage." Now they have shared another song from the album, the pulsing "Antidote," via a video. Michael Wallace and Evan Pearce directed the video, which features somewhat distorted, often black & white, images of the band. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. 

Lead vocalist, songwriter, and bassist Matt Flegel had this to say about the song in a press release: "'Antidote' is about humans forgetting that we're apes, it's about trying to make sense out of something that we'd be better off not trying to make sense of. It's about having infinite knowledge at our fingertips, but still making all the wrong choices over and over. It's about trying to find a moment in your day where you can take a breath and remember that we're basically all just animals bumbling around." 

The post-punk band were formerly known as Viet Cong, but released their first album as Preoccupations, also titled Preoccupations, in 2016 via Jagjaguwar. New Material is thus technically their third album. The band self-recorded the album, which was mixed by Justin Meldal-Johnson (M83, Wolf Alice).

Flegel had this to say about New Material in a previous press release: "It's an ode to depression. To depression and self-sabotage, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred." 

Read our 2016 interview with Preoccupations.

Preoccupations Tour Dates:

4/14/18 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
4/16/18 Montreal, Que @ Theatre Plaza
4/18/18 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
4/19/18  Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
4/20/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Zone One) ^
4/23/18  Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
4/24/18  Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
4/26/18  Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar *
4/27/18  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
4/28/18 Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity
4/29/18  Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
5/1/18  Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret *
5/3/18  Edmonton, AB @ Starlite *
5/4/18  Calgary, AB @ Palomino *
5/5/18  Calgary, AB @ Palomino 
5/9/18  Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt 
5/11/18 Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
5/12/18  Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
5/14/18  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
5/17/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
5/18/18  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo # (SOLD OUT)
5/19/18  Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
5/22/18 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
5/23/18  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
5/24/18  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird 
6/5/18 London, UK @ London Underground
6/7/18 Berlin, D @ Musik & Frieden
6/10/18 Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/11/18 Paris, France @ Maroquinerie
6/12/18 Ramsgate, UK @ RMH
6/13/18 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
7/3/18 Amsterdam @ Sugarfactory
7/4/18 Hamburg @Molotow
7/5/18 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7/15/18 Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival

^ w/ Odonis Odonis
* w/ Freak Heat Waves
# w/ Moaning

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