It's not often that an 11-minute-long track can hook me within the first few seconds and then keep me around for the full duration, but when I heard "Memory" by Canadian post punk band Preoccupations
(originally formed as Viet Cong
), it did just that. The song, which is off of their self-titled album, starts out as a haunting, Radiohead-esque tune with husky vocals, then it dives into a more upbeat tune, sounding like something off of a Future Islands record. Then,
for the third part, it makes a complete 360 and turns into an eerie instrumental - sounding more like a somber yet thrilling horror movie score rather than an rock tune. "Memory" is more than just a song - it's an experience that will take you through several different, emotion-evoking adventures.