Photo by Alesio Boni

Photo by Alessio Boni

Last year indie rock band VIET CONG was forced to change it’s name due to the fact that many people got offended by it and the band even had to cancel a few shows. Now, they officially their new name: PREOCCUPATIONS. They promise to release new music soon and also issued a statement where they talk about the change:

After finishing our latest record and taking some time off, we are excited to announce that we will be performing and recording as ‘Preoccupations’ going forward. We will be previewing new material from a forthcoming record in a series of festivals and shows in North America and Europe in the coming months. We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent. We are artists and not politicians, we understand that the name reflected pain to some individuals and we are happy to change it and move on and focus on our music. Thanks to all our friends and fans. See you all soon.

We’ll keep you updated once there is any new music by these guys.