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Best Covers: Preoccupations “Pontiac 87″

The split 7″ where bands cover each other’s songs is a proud indie rock tradition, and we now have a new entry into the canon. Prrotomarty and Preoccupations, two likeminded postpunk bands from cold and desolate corners North America, recently went off on a co-headlining tour together. And today, they’ve released the new split Telemetry At Howe Bridge, on which they leave their own marks on each other’s tracks.

“Pontiac 87″ originally showed up on Protomartyr’s 2015 album The Agent Intellect, and it’s a sinuous and brooding song, a little less splenetically word-heavy than a lot of other Protomartyr joints. That makes it perfect for Preoccupations, who hone in on the song’s heady churn and inject a bit more Joy Division-style dread into it.

Favourite Gig: Preoccupations

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong), to the rescue of post-punk. Disturbing and profound both for their forms and for their lyrics, Preoccupations await you in Barcelona today at La [2] of Apolo. They are a project that you should listen to almost by obligation. For fans of Savages, Clinic, This Heat, Liars, Deerhoof, Sebadoh, Echo & The Bunnymen or Pavement. We go back even further to see the flavors of bands from the 80s like Joy Division, The Church, or The Fall. They pick up their sober and dark style and place it today.

Primavera Sound 2017: el cartell complert

Abans d’hora, quan ningú s’ho esparava; tot i que fa uns dies el festival ens va sorprendre amb un compte enrere, el Primavera Sound ha desvetllat el cartell complert. Al capdavant d’aquest gruixut cartell hi trobem The XX. Els anglesos publicaran el proper mes de gener el seu esperadíssim tercer disc i tot feia suposar que serian en el festival primaverenc i així ha estat. Entre els altres caps de cartell hi trobem Arcade Fire que repeteixen dos anys després i que de moment no semblen massa posats a publicar nou disc. Els altres dos grans noms del festival seran Bon Iver i Frank Ocean que han publicat recentment els seus nous discs. Un dels grans i veterans icones de l’electrònica, Aphex Twin també formarà part d’aquesta capçalera conjuntament amb veterans con Van Morrison i Grace Jones. A més, un gran elenc de bandes i artistes de les quals destaquem Glass Animals, Metronomy, The Growlers, Whitney, Preoccupations, Saint Etienne,  Local Natives, !!!, Wild Beasts, Alexandara Savior, Formation, Operator o els King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard entre d’altres.