Preoccupations has risen from the ashes of its heavily protested former incarnation, Viet Cong. It’s still the same band, though. Or is it?

It usually takes a newborn infant five to seven months to recognize its own name when called. Although the band Preoccupations is comprised of fully grown Canadian men and not babies, they’ve only gone by that name for about two months now, and one gets the sense that if the barista in this Bushwick coffee shop shouted “Preoccupations” at the top of her lungs, guitarist Scott “Monty” Munro wouldn’t flinch.

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