Preoccupations drops new video for “Disarray”

Preoccupations release new video for "Disarray". The band's forthcoming release 'New Material', comes out March 23rd.

Preoccupations’ will release their new album New Material, out this Friday via Flemish Eye/Jagjaguwar. Ahead of the LP’s release, the band is sharing a new video for “Disarray”. Preoccupations play their next show on April 13th in Toronto.

The video directed by Ruff Mercy. The video for “Disarray” was shot at Saunton Sands in North Devon in the UK and features Matt Flegel, the band’s songwriter, vocalist and bass player. Matt says, “When I was writing “Disarray”, it started off with an image of a mother combing her daughters hair that came into my mind, I liked the metaphor of splitting the braids and combing through the tangles, and wrote the rest of the lyrics around that image. This song sat untouched for close to 6 months as a recording with just bass and drums before we came back to it and wrote and recorded the guitar line while out of our minds one night in the early AM.”

Director Ruff Mercy noted, “For me the word Disarray conjures up images of a mind unravelling in a chaotic way. I wanted to physically show that inner turmoil without having to have Matt or an actor run around with a painted face looking distressed so to cut up and distort and draw over Matt’s image felt like an interesting way to show this.”

Tour Dates >
4/13/18 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
4/14/18 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern SOLD OUT
4/16/18 Montreal, Que @ Theatre Plaza
4/18/18 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
4/19/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
4/20/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Zone One) ^ SOLD OUT
4/23/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
4/24/18 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
4/26/18 Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar *
4/27/18 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
4/28/18 Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity
4/29/18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
5/1/18 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret *
5/3/18 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite *
5/4/18 Calgary, AB @ Palomino *
5/5/18 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
5/9/18 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
5/11/18 Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
5/12/18 Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
5/14/18 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
5/17/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
5/18/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo # SOLD OUT
5/19/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
5/22/18 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
5/23/18 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
5/24/18 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
6/5/18 London, UK @ London Underground
6/7/18 Berlin, D @ Musik & Frieden
6/8/18 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
6/10/18 Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/11/18 Paris, France @ Maroquinerie
6/12/18 Ramsgate, UK @ RMH
6/13/18 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
6/15/18 Dublin, Ireland Donnybrook Stadium
7/3/18 Amsterdam @ Sugarfactory
7/4/18 Hamburg @Molotow
7/5/18 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7/8/18 Monts, France Terre Du Son Festival
7/12 – 7/15/18 Lithuania @ Devilstone Festival Anyksciai
7/13/18 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
7/14/18 Brighton, UK The Haunt
7/15/18 Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
7/16/18 Birmingham, UK The Hare and Hound
7/17/18 Bristol, UK The Fleece

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