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Preoccupations reissue ‘Cassette’ on vinyl

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Preoccupations Cassette EP cover

Due to popular demand, Preoccupations will be reissuing their debut ‘Cassette‘ EP on vinyl on August 4th. The EP is available now digitally as well. ‘Cassette’ will be self released and distributed via Jagjaguwar worldwide and available via Flemish Eye in Canada. In late 2013, Preoccupations released a small-run cassette EP only available on tour. Due to high demand and critical acclaim, Cassette… Read more »

Preoccupations announce world tour

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Preoccupations will be touring this spring playing a series of North America dates including Coachella, Shaky Knees and Mission Creek Festivals and Canadian dates in Ottawa, Quebec City, Fredericton and Halifax. The dates will see the band cross North America before they head to Europe to play more shows including Primavera Festival. Known for their commanding live show Preoccupations play with precision… Read more »

Preoccupations release 11-minute track ‘Memory’ featuring Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner

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Memory is perhaps the most important moment on the new self-titled Preoccupations album. At just over 11 minutes long, it’s been described as the album’s keystone, with an intimate narrative and a truly timeless post-punk centre. Like many classic songs in history, Memory is carved into distinct sections — both emotional and transcendent. Speaking of the track, Monty of Preoccupations notes the song “was the second one that… Read more »

Preoccupations release new song ‘Degraded’

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Right as the tumbling, knotted clusters of drum machine rhythms creep into the chilly three-note synth introduction of Degraded, it becomes clear that one is hearing a song by Preoccupations.  The second single to be released from their excellent upcoming self-titled album, Degraded is propelled by Michael Wallace’s crisp drumming and a probing bassline by frontman Matthew Flegel — while a shifting, intricately detailed collage… Read more »

Preoccupations announce new self-titled album

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Preoccupations have announced details of their new self-titled album. When the band wrote and recorded their new record, they were in a state of near total instability. Years-long relationships ended, and all four band members moved to different cities. They decided to change their band name, but hadn’t come up with a new one, and their songwriting approach was basically thrown out the window. This… Read more »