The band make a new start with one of their finest songs yet.
Calgary experimental rockers Preoccupations have reconvened after dropping the band name Viet Cong with a new album due this September.
Today they’ve shared the first single and opener off Preoccupations, ‘Anxiety’, a song which tidily reminds you that regardless of what they’re called, the quartet’s layered, dense post-punk is some of the best around.
After riding a queasy drone for the first minute, the band kick off on a doomed, industrial chug while former-Women singer Matt Flegel obsesses about ‘second guessing just about everything’ and nightmares ‘cryptic and incomprehensible’. The tension is relieved with a shivering synth-melody, but that doesn’t keep the band from layering in plenty of textural wreckage alongside it.