Preoccupations, Espionage.

While Matt Flegel may well repeatedly wail of “chang[ing] everything” throughout the latter part of Preoccupations’ brutalist comeback track Espionage, they’ve resolutely stuck with the aforementioned moniker this time around, and you’re best advised to stick with them, too. Because, evocative of Seventeen Seconds but invigorated by Duran Duran-redolent backing vox from that very same era, never before have these four Albertan boys sounded quite so wildly exhilarating. It comes from the Canadians’ knowingly entitled forthcoming third full-length New Material – an 8-track “ode to depression…and self-sabotage, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred – which promises to provide immense satisfaction (Schadenfreudian though it may be) to those who quite rightly continue to stand by the Calgary quartet.

New Material is available from March 23rd via Jagjaguwar, while Preoccupations play Village Underground on June 5th.