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:
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