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Preoccupations
Cassette

Oh hang on so this is the same 'Cassette' released by Viet Cong but now that they are called Preoccupations the name has been altered to match their new identity. To be honest I'd hoped to have drawn a line between Viet Cong and Preoccupations as this was from the time of their superior initial garage influenced recordings but it also begs the question of when their follow up debut album 'Viet Cong' is re-issued  - what will it be called and who will it be by? 
  • Vinyl LP (JAGSPEC21LP)
  • Artist(s):
  • Viet Cong

Preoccupations
Key / Off Duty Trip

Preoccupations, who you might already know under their previous (and slightly more controversial) name of Viet Cong, step out of the album cycle for a minute with a pair of well-selected cover versions. Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Key and The Raincoats’ Off Duty Trip are both made into brand new things, precisely locating Preoccupations within the rock lineage. 7” on Jagjaguwar.
  • Artist(s):
  • Viet Cong

Preoccupations
Preoccupations

First up we had Women and once that band imploded we got Viet Cong and now we have Preoccupations which is basically the new name for Viet Cong. If last year's previously self-titled record is anything to go by this will be another strand of magical avant rock from the Calgary crew. They specialise in tight and taut compositions with incredible musical interplay that makes you wonder really why anyone else bothers.   
  • Vinyl LP (JAG290LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (JAG290LP)
  • £18.49 £13.87 (saving: £4.62)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (JAG290CD)
  • Tape (JAG290CASS)
  • £5.99 £4.49 (saving: £1.50)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Viet Cong
Cassette

Viet Cong is a new project consisting of old members of Women, Calgary's prime and now broken-up noise rock band, as well as Scott Munro, a member of Canadian producer Chad VanGaalen's backing band. The record is a more straightforward and poppy affair for both artists, made from garage pop guitar and moody post-punk vocals. The guitar innovations of Women can be found in the sound of 'Cassette'. While it was initially a tour-only tape, it is now available on vinyl through Mexican Summer. But it's still called 'Cassette'. 

Viet Cong
Viet Cong

Some men from the band Women get together and put out a full length record. Viet Cong have previously released one tape and a single. They sound like Women in some parts, but Women after quite a few more drinks inside them. Lovely off kilter guitar parts wrap around tight drums (think fried out Nuggets punk), while the vocals bleed over the top. Out on limited colour LP, LP and CD.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG260LP-C2)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (JAG260LP)
  • Tape (JAG260CASS)
  • Artist(s):
  • Viet Cong