Preoccupations Share 11 Minute Epic ‘Memory’ feat. Dan Boeckner Of Wolf Parade

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Self Titled Album Out September 16th Via Jagjaguwar.

Canadian post punks Preoccupations have shared the centrepiece of their upcoming second album. “Memory” is perhaps the pivotal point of the record clocking in at a staggering eleven minutes. A completely different proposition that their previous epic ‘Death’ which closed their debut album, ‘Memory’ has distinct and particular sections that range from the down trodden and weighty to the more elegiac and soaring. Boeckner’s lighter vocals are used to excellent effect to contrast his more euphoric sections with the claustrophobia of Matt Flegel’s vocal. A mesmerising tour de force.

“”Memory” was the second song that we started working on for Preoccupations after “Anxiety”, “says the band in relation to the track. “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.”

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

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