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Preoccupations are back with "Espionage", the first song from upcoming record New Material

16 January 2018, 16:26 | Written by Laurence Day

Canadian post-punks Preoccupations have announced new record New Material and shared storming lead single "Espionage".

The record is Preoccupations' second (following 2016's self-titled offering) but technically their third if you count the 2015 album as Viet Cong. It was self-recorded with Justin Meldal-Johnson (M83, Wolf Alice) mixing the results.

"It’s an ode to depression," says the band’s Matt Flegel. "To depression and self-sabotage, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred."

Preoccupations have a bunch of North American and European tour dates booked for spring and summer, including shows in London, Ramsgate, and Leeds in June. Find out more.


  1. Espionage
  2. Decompose
  3. Disaray
  4. Manipulation
  5. Antidote
  6. Solace
  7. Doubt
  8. Compliance
New Material is out 23 March via Jagjaguwar.
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