Preoccupations announce self-titled album and tour

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The eponymous LP will be released on Jagjaguwar

Blighted by controversy around their original name, Viet Cong, the band are back with a new name and new forthcoming LP.

Preoccupations’ new album under their new moniker will an eponymous effort released via Jagjaguwar on 16 September.

Focussing on “a series of surreal vignettes depicting various childhood fears and phobias”, the album will feature songs including Anxiety, Monotony, Degraded, Stimulation, and Fever.

Monotony is a dead end job; Anxiety is changing as a band,” says frontman Matt Flegel. “Memory is watching someone lose their mind; Fever is comforting someone. It’s all drawing from very specific things.”

Preoccupation visit London later this month, and as part of a world tour, the band will also be making a short run of shows in the UK. See those dates below alongside the album tracklisting and artwork.

22 June 2016 – London – Shacklewell Arms
23 June 2016 – London – Old Blue Last
5 November – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
6 November – Manchester – Gorilla
7 November – London – Oval Space
8 November – Bristol – Exchange
9 November – Brighton – Haunt

01. Anxiety
02. Monotony
03. Zodiac
04. Memory
05. Degraded
06. Sense
07. Forbidden
08. Stimulation
09. Fever