Preoccupations release new single “Memory”

Preoccupations have released new single "Memory".
“Memory” is the latest single to be released fromPreoccupations’ self-titled album. Coming in at just over 11 minutes long, it’s been described as the album’s keystone, with an intimate narrative and a truly timeless post-punk center. Like many classic songs in history “Memory” has distinctive sections, it’s emotional and transcending.

Speaking of the track, Monty of Preoccupations notes, “”Memory” was the second song that we started working on for Preoccupations after “Anxiety”. It was unique to the sessions of the record in that we worked on it in every studio that we were in. The idea we had for it’s arc made it necessary to put more work into it than any of the other tracks. The finished result was worked on in 6 different studios over almost two years. Getting Dan in to record the vocals was the final piece of the puzzle and was Matt’s idea. We were tracking in Montreal and cold-called him to see if he wanted to sing a duet of sorts, but his vocal was so perfect for it that we didn’t use Matt’s for most of it.”

Preoccupations have just finished up their tour with Explosions in the Sky which included a stop in LA for FYF where a huge crowd turned out to see the band, playing songs from their new album and others from their previous Viet Cong LP. The non-stop touring continues into the fall with more tour dates added including extensive touring of North America with support from Australia’s next big thing Methyl Ethyl. All dates are listed below.

Preoccupations Track Listing
01. Anxiety
02. Monotony
03. Zodiac
04. Memory
05. Degraded
06. Sense
07. Forbidden
08. Stimulation
09. Fever

World Tour Dates
09.28.16 – The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
10.01.16 – Mac Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB ^
10.03.16 – WECC – Winnepeg, MB ^
10.04.16 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, Mn ^
10.05.16 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, Il ^
10.07.16 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, Mi ^
10.08.16 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON ^
10.11.16 – Theatre Fairmount –  Montreal, QC ^
10.12.16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, Ma ^
10.14.16 – Warsaw – Brooklyn NY ^
10.15.16 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, Pa ^
10.16.16 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC ^
10.18.16 – Masquerade – Atlanta, Ga ^
10.19.16 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, La ^
10.21.16 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX ^
10.22.16 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.25.16 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, Az ^
10.26.16 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA ^
10.28.16 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA ^
10.29.16 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA ^
10.30.16 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA ^
11.1.6 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
11.02.16 – Neumos – Seattle, Wa ^
11.05.15 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
11.06.16 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
11.07.16 – Oval Space – London, UK
11.08.16 – Exchange – Bristol, UK
11.09.16 – Haunt – Brighton, UK
11.10.16 – Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, NL
11.12.16 – Botanique – Brussels, BE
11.14.16 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11.15.16 – Molotow – Hamburg, DE
11.16.16  Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
11.18.16 – Musiques Volantes Festival – Metz, FR
11.19.16 – New Noise Festival – Paris, FR
11.21.16 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, CH
11.22.16 – Klaus – Zurich, CH
11.23.16 – Magnolia – Milan, IT
11.24.16 – Quirinetta – Rome, IT
11.25.16 – Locomotiv –  Bologna, IT
11.26.16 – Suprette Festival – Neuchatel, CH
11.28.16 – Luxor – Cologne, DE
11.29.16 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, NL
^ w/ Methyl Ethel