This song could easily have been made in the late 80s, with the foreboding synths and post-disco drums pounding tribal rhythms in a dark soundscape fronted by a vampire. Add a dash of Interpol, and you have Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong), who released a new record this past week.

The first track is my favorite, although I’ve only listened to the rest a few times, and I’ve been pretty distracted lately. Need to give the rest of them a fair shake, but in the meantime, I have absorbed this hook for sure: