Today is the day that Preoccupations enter my countdown of must-see bands at this year’s festival. Preoccupations FKA Viet Cong is a Canadian post-punk band that formed in 2012.
After the disbanding of the Canadian band Women, two of its members formed the band Viet Cong. Following nonstop controversy from individuals that enjoy creating nonstop controversy, Viet Cong changed their name to Preoccupations in 2015.
The band issued this statement: “We are a band who wants to make music and play our music for our fans. We are not here to cause pain or remind people of atrocities of the past.”
If you enjoy listening to some decent post-punk jams from one of today’s best indie buzzband, Preoccupations is for you. Hopefully, those tunes will be on display shortly after sundown on Sunday in the Mojave tent.
BTW, did you see they added Florence and The Machine to the lineup?
Preoccupations/Viet Cong vids below: