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Preoccupations - New Material download album

  • Performer: Preoccupations
  • Album: New Material
  • FLAC: 1545 mb | MP3: 1163 mb
  • Released: 2018
  • Country: US
  • Style: Post-Punk
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 683
Preoccupations - New Material download album

New Material is Preoccupations' most lackluster album so far.

New Material is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Preoccupations, released on March 23, 2018, by Flemish Eye in Canada and Jagjaguwar in the United States. It was the band's second album released under this name, after changing it from "Viet Cong" in 2015.

That may mean that New Material lacks the punch of their feisty debut, but it also lends these songs a soothing quality. They’re so heavy they’ve curled up in a ball on the ground. In addition to adopting a new melodic strategy, Flegel also seems to have narrowed the focus of his lyrics. By staging the album on the battleground of the self, and the self’s relationship to other people instead of society writ large, Preoccupations have made their most intimate album to date. Flegel still goes into a few word-salad tailspins-the information overdose and uneven ratios under a microscope at the end of Antidote sound like someone obliquely complaining about Twitter-but the soft production of his voice, and its holistic integration into the rest of the band’s sound, makes him sound more earnest than before.

Released March 23, 2018. New Material Tracklist.

New Material is an album that achieves a lot, but accepts failure as an option and takes it with a begrudging grace. So much can be made out of the stories told in the album's songs, but with the general lack of ideas, the role of the doomsayer is running its course for Preoccupations.

Listen free to Preoccupations – New Material (Espionage, Decompose and more). New Material is a second studio album of canadian band Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong). It has been announced with first single called Espionage. Release date has been set on March 23. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. A new version of Last.

Preoccupations’ extremely literal new album, titled New Material, is due out in March. The Canadian quartet formerly known as Viet Cong detailed their third LP on Tuesday, in addition to sharing lead single Espionage and setting a world tour. Preoccupations are known for dark, devastating post-punk, and their New Material won’t find them straying from that tack. Lead vocalist, songwriter and bassist Matt Flegel calls the album an ode to depression. To depression and self-sabotage, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred

New Material shows Calgary post-punk quartet Preoccupations confidently broaden their efforts and extenuating their sound to newer heights. While Preoccupations have found a nice give-and-take. Although New Material is an impassioned effort, there are moments within that aren’t fully explored to their potential. The hypnotic Antidote is barely unchanging


A1 Espionage
A2 Decompose
A3 Disarray
A4 Manipulation
B1 Antidote
B2 Solace
B3 Doubt
B4 Compliance

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 656605232010
  • Barcode (Printed): 6 56605232010
  • Matrix / Runout: JAGG320-A CN
  • Matrix / Runout: JAGG320-B CN

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JAG320 Preoccupations New Material ‎(CD, Album) Jagjaguwar JAG320 US 2018
2018 Preoccupations New Material ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Jagjaguwar 2018 US 2018
JAG320 Preoccupations New Material ‎(Cass, Album) Jagjaguwar JAG320 US 2018
JAG320, JAG320LP-C1 GREY Preoccupations New Material ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Jagjaguwar, Jagjaguwar JAG320, JAG320LP-C1 GREY US 2018
FLCR037-LP Preoccupations New Material ‎(LP, Album) Flemish Eye FLCR037-LP Canada 2018