Preoccupations announce new album ‘New Material’; Listen to first single ‘Espionage’ now

by the partae

Out Friday, March 23 on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
Listen to first single ‘Espionage‘ now

Preoccupations are returning in 2018 with their strongest and most powerful album to date. New Materialout Friday, March 23 on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music, builds a world that is dark and exhilarating by a band in their prime. The four-piece self-recorded the album and then had Justin Meldal-Johnson (M83Wolf Alice) taking care of the mixing to amplify the band’s singular post-punk grit. Their music has always been exploring the darker side of music and worked through themes of creation, destruction and futility. This time, the music is living fully on the darker side. The result is New Material, a collection of tracks that solidifies Preoccupations to be true masters of their sound. Listen to new single ‘Espionage‘ now.

Talking about the album, lead vocalist, songwriter and bassist Matt Flegel says “It’s an ode to depression and self-sabotage”. With virtually nothing written or demoed before the band sat down together, the process was more collaborative than on the previous album. For Flegel, it led to a reckoning. “Finishing ‘Espionage’ was when I realized, that I looked at the rest of the lyrics and saw the magnitude of what was wrong,” says Flegel.

New Material

1. Espionage
2. Decompose
3. Disarray
4. Manipulation
5. Antidote
6. Solace
7. Doubt
8. Compliance

New Material by Preoccupations is out Friday, March 23
on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
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Featured Photo Credit : Pooneh Ghana

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