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Preoccupations Vinyl, CD & tapes from Norman Records

The incredibly good noise rock band Women broke up in a state, leading their rhythm section to offshoot into Preoccupations, taking with them some of the shambolic, dovetailing guitar ideas they were treated to in their old band. Since then the band have been growing more and more distraught with the world, sinking into an irreversible nihilism that they felt cried out for a moodier, more synth-oriented post-punk. We're not as sold on it as we were their startling early work, but they remain a good gloom-fest, if and when you need it.

Similar to Preoccupations:

Parquet Courts, Wire, Ought, Suuns, Iceage, Palm, Liars, Mission Of Burma, Nap Eyes, No Age, The Men, Total Control

New Material

Preoccupations. What happened? There's rarely been a moment in my life when I've felt so disappointed as I did when I listened to their debut self titled album. You see, I loved Women, then I loved Viet Cong. The strange thing about Viet Cong was that despite only featuring the rhythm s...view item »


My new theory: Chris Reimer was the guitar magic. Pat Flegel brought the noise. Viet Cong… got lucky? Having departed from the Women moniker with the band’s rhythm section and two new recruits, the Calgary buzz band made two pretty phenomenal punk miniatures in ‘...view item »