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Preoccupations Vinyl, CD & tapes by Preoccupations at 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 ...read more »

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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? 
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New Material

Sisters of Mercy fans rejoice as ominous people Preoccupations delve further into the bowels of the early '80s goth-rock scene. Their previous album was the worst thing we've ever heard and after struggling to sit through lead track 'Espionage' hopes for this are low. However these are people who were once very great indeed so you never know. 
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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.
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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.   
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