Preoccupations have revealed their upcoming fourth LP Preparations, which is about to reach on September ninth. The four-piece additionally unveiled the album’s lead single, “Ricochet,” in addition to dates for his or her North American tour this fall.
Preparations was recorded in two components: first in a sequence of studio periods in Montreal throughout Fall 2019 the place many of the album’s bedrock instrumentation was recorded, after which in particular person residence studio setups over a interval of 16 months amid COVID-19 lockdowns, the place every band member accomplished their components and tinkered with new concepts individually. Produced utterly by the band, Preparations was then combined by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and mastered by Mikey Younger (Whole Management).
The prolonged, remoted periods discovered the band reaching for extra guitar-oriented tunes and dense manufacturing paying homage to their earlier post-punk efforts. These extra elaborate preparations led to their straight-to-the-facts album title, which places the concentrate on the group’s try to mix their number of sonic tones into one cohesive combine.
The album’s first providing, “Ricochet,” confirms that the endeavor was successful as sharp, jabby guitars slice by way of the music’s floor synths, ultimately spilling collectively right into a puddle of cathartic noise. It’s the right sound to match singer Matthew Flegel’s dour phrases, that are constructed across the chorus: “All the pieces tastes just like the bitter finish.”
In an announcement, Flegel shared, “The lyrics are fairly conspicuous and self-explanatory on this one, but it surely’s mainly concerning the world blowing up and nobody giving a shit.” Stream “Ricochet” beneath.
Preparations will likely be distributed by Flemish Eye in Canada, and self-released by the band in all different markets, bringing them unmistakably nearer to their unbiased roots. It follows 2018’s New Materials and 2016’s eponymous Preoccupations. Pre-orders are ongoing.
The band has additionally unveiled dates for a Fall 2022 tour throughout North America that kicks off in Detroit on October nineteenth and hits cities together with their Canadian hometown of Calgary, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York earlier than wrapping in Toronto on November twenty fourth.
An artist pre-sale opens on Wednesday, June fifteenth at 10:00 a.m. native time, adopted by a Citi cardmember pre-sale beginning later that day. Basic on-sale tickets will likely be out there Friday, June seventeenth at 10:00 a.m. native time. Seize your seats through Ticketmaster.
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