The Canadians formerly known as Viet Cong, now known as Preoccupations are readying what is sure to be one of the top albums of 2018. I’m probably a little late on this since I was in a snow day stuper yesterday, but when songs are as good as “Espionage”, I’ll share them late or not. The track has a very 80s electronica, new wave feel to it with the usual intense vocal delivery from frontman Matt Flegel. This is shaping up nicely.
Preoccupations will drop New Material on March 23rd via Jagjaguwar.
I’ve definitely posted about Woodpigeon in the past, and their brand of mellow type folk rock has always been something I’ve found interesting. This new track “Red Rover, Red Rover” is no different really. It’s a pop folk style number similar to something you might hear from Matt Pond PA. You could call it folk I suppose, but it also has some really great pop elements about it.
Woodpigeon have a new album entitled Thumbtacks + Glue coming out on February 26th.
Download: Woodpigeon – Red Rover, Red Rover [MP3]