Goddamn! New Godspeed You! Black Emperor LP arriving in March!

Goddamn! New Godspeed You! Black Emperor LP arriving in March!

Hey readers. Just got texts from Efrim Manuel Menuck, Michael Moya, Mauro Pezzente, Sophie Trudeau, Karl Lemieux, Timothy Herzog, Aidan Girt, David Bryant, and Thierry Amar telling me I can come by their studio this morning and pick up the bass, contrebasse, electric guitars, portasound, organs, drums, electric bass, violins, and 16mm film projections I lent them. Turns out they weren’t just dicking around with all my equipment but recording the follow-up to their ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! album from 2012. Nice! Though I would have appreciated a credit in the liners.

It’s cool though. My nine best buds Godspeed You! Black Emperor have a new album to release on March 31 through Constellation, called Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, which is a studio-distilled version of a big piece called “Behemoth” they’d been playing live over the last few years. Unlike previous albums, this one fits onto a single LP with no 7-inch addendum or nothin’. One can expect “huge unison riffage, savage noise/drone, oscillating overtones, guitar vs. string counterpoint, inexorable crescendos and scorched-earth transitions,” plus a song called “Lambs’ Breath” that makes me try to think of a joke involving lambsbread, like maybe saying something about “god’s green you dank hemperor, but ultimately a joke doesn’t arrive. Sorry. Listen to an excerpt of the opening track instead, and then check the tracklist and some upcoming tour dates:

Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress tracklist:

01. Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’
02. Lambs’ Breath
03. Asunder, Sweet
04. Piss Crowns Are Trebled


04.07.15 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
04.08.15 - Essen, Germany - Weststadt Halle
04.09.15 - Munich, Germany - Freiheiz
04.10.15 - Milan, Italy - Live Club
04.11.15 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
04.12.15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
04.15.15 - Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur
04.16.15 - Lille, France - L’Aeronef
04.17.15 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
04.18.15 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
04.19.15 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
04.20.15 - London, UK - Sheppards Bush Empire
04.22.15 - Paris, France - Bataclan
04.24.15 - Dijon, France - La Vapeur
04.25.15 - Winterhur, Switzerland - Salzhaus
04.26.15 - Krems, Austria - Donau Festival
04.28.15 - Strassbourg, France - La Laiterie
04.29.15 - Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
04.30.15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05.01.15 - The Hague, Netherlands - Rewire Festival
07.04.15 - Reykjavik, Iceland - ATP Iceland

• Godspeed You! Black Emperor: http://www.brainwashed.com/godspeed
• Constellation: http://cstrecords.com

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