RIYL: Women, Viet Cong, Holograms

Label: Jagjaguwar

From Women to Viet Cong to Preoccupations, your favorite Calgary post-punk act is back with more cold, cavernous synth experiments to pull you even further into your frigid winter depressions.  Their second album as Preoccupations, New Material (amazing name btw) promises more of what you love from them with newest single Espionage, churning and grinding the darkest and coolest parts of the 80s and finessing them into their own experimental dance aesthetic they’ve been tinkering with for the better part of a decade.

Before you preorder this one, keep in mind that Secretly Society, Secretly Canadian’s vinyl subscription series, may be doing their own colorway for this release.  If you’re a member of that or are thinking of joining, you may want to hold off until there’s an announcement for their next month’s vinyl pick.  Otherwise, this grey and black streak variant is pretty delicious-looking, so it’s a win-win really.  Check out the music video for Espionage below.

The Details

’New Material’ (is) a collection that broadens and deepens Preoccupations to a true mastery of their sound. In it lies the difference between witnessing a car crash and crashing your own, between jumping into an ocean and starting to swallow the water.

Limited Edition Grey/Black-Streaked Vinyl
Item ships out on or around March 22, 2018

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Price $17.99

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