Preoccupations have just finished an eventful North American tour where they were robbed not once, but twice, having all of their instruments and gear stolen. Despite the loss of many irreplaceable pieces of equipment, the band was able to finish the remaining dates, borrowing instruments from friends and generous opening acts. The tour ended on a positive note with the band reaching their goal set on GoFundMe, raising funds to help replace their gear, donated by fans and supporters everywhere.
The band has released a live video for the song Decompose, which was filmed at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. Toronto-based filmmakers, Adam Stewart, and Evan Henderson are not scared to be experimental in their filmmaking approach – taking a live video concept and literally scratching, bleaching and boiling the film to create unique textures layered on top of the live footage.
In this multi-camera collage of Preoccupations playing live at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, the filmmakers used Super 8, 16mm film, and HD digital cameras to capture the live performance creating a music video that captures the raw energy of seeing the band live, but with through a unique creative lens: “For this particular project I boiled the negatives in a salt water brine for close to 2 weeks. The emulsion on the film eventually becomes goopy and I can spread it around and get some crazy images”, says Stewart. Watch the video Decompose via YouTube below.
Preoccupations tour dates
6.15 Dublin, Ireland @ Donnybrook Stadium ^
7.3 Amsterdam @ Sugarfactory *
7.4 Hamburg @Molotow *
7.5 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7.8 Monts, France @ Terre Du Son Festival
7.10 Marina Di Ravenna, Italy @ Hana Bi
7.12 Anyksciai, Lithuania @ Devilstone Festival
7.13 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
7.14 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt *
7.15 Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
7.16 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hound *
7.17 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece *
9.08 New York, NY @ OctFest
10.12 Moreno Valley, Ca @ Desert Daze Festival
^ With The National
# With Moaning
* With Joyful Talk
‘New Material’ is the second Preoccupations to feature artwork by long-time Flemish Eye collaborator Marc Rimmer, and the stunning monochromatic art is a perfect complement to the brutalist architecture of the album. The first pressing of the LP is available in limited edition colour vinyl, CD and cassette, and is ready for pre-order now. Order ‘New Material’ here >
‘New Material’ tracklisting