Viet Cong have confirmed an album is due under new name Preoccupations while also releasing a new music video

Preoccupations self titled album will be released on September 16th, following up the Canadian group’s self titled album under the Viet Cong moniker last year.

The video, directed by David Yoonha Park, for new single ‘Anxiety’ is a nightmarish vision of otherworldly demons and villains set among desolate woodlands and shadowy apartments.

The band has also announced a lengthy string of tour dates, including shows with Australian indie newcomers Methyl Ethel as well as Texas post-rockers Explosions in the Sky.

Facing show cancellations and accusations of cultural appropriation due to their controversial Viet Cong handle, the industrial post-punk rockers announced the new name in April.

The album is available to pre-order now via Flemish Eye and Jagjaguwar Records including a limited edition package which includes a 7″ featuring covers of the Raincoats’ ‘Off Duty Trip’ and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s ‘Key’.

Preoccupations track list:

  1. “Anxiety”
  2. “Monotony”
  3. “Zodiac”
  4. “Memory”
  5. “Degraded”
  6. “Sense”
  7. “Forbidden”
  8. “Stimulation”
  9. “Fever”

Preoccupations tour dates:

June 17 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival

June 18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Out Loud Beursschouwburg

June 22 – London, England @ Shacklewell Arms

June 23 – London, England @ Old Blue Last

June 28 – Paris, France @ Olympic Cafe

June 30 – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree

July 2 – Tullamore, Ireland @ Castlepalooza

November 5 – Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club

November 6 – Manchester, England @ Gorilla

November 7 – London, England @ Oval Space

November 8 – Bristol, England @ Exchange

November 9 – Brighton, England @ Haunt

November 10 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival

November 12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique

November 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset

November 15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

November 18 – Metz, France @ Musiques Volantes Festival

November 21 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie

November 22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Klaus

November 23 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia

November 24 – Rome, Italy @ Quirinetta

November 25 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv

November 26 – Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Suprette Festival

November 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor

^ with Methyl Ethel

* with Explosions In The Sky

This Preoccupations article was written by Tadgh Shiels, a GIGsoup contributor

Preoccupations (previously know as Viet Cong) confirm new album

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