Incoming: Godspeed You! Black Emperor LP

 

First all new album since 2002’s Yanqui U.X.O.

By Blurt Staff

Out of the blue, a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor albu has been announced. Titled Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! it drops Oct. 16 on their longtime label, and Constellation’s website says, in thart, that it immediately recaptures “the sound and material that had fallen dormant in 2003 and driving it
forward with every show of their extensive touring over the last 18
months. The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and
definitive versions of two huge compositions previously known to fans as
“Albanian” and “Gamelan”, now properly titled as “MLADIC” and “WE DRIFT
LIKE WORRIED FIRE” respectively. Accompanied by the new drones
(stitched into the album sequence on CD; cut separately on their own 7″
for the LP version), GYBE have offered up a fifth album that we feel is
as absolutely vital, virulent, honest and heavy as anything in their
discography.
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If you can’t wait two weeks but have tickets to an upcoming concert, you can reportedly buy it at the show. U.S. tour dates run through the 15th, in a timely move.

Tracklisting:

01 MLADIC 
02 THEIR HELICOPTERS’ SING 
03 WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE 
04 STRUNG LIKE LIGHTS AT THEE PRINTEMPS ERABLE

Tour dates:

10-02 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10-03 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10-04 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
10-05 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10-06 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
10-07 New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
10-09 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
10-10 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
10-11 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
10-12 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10-13 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10-14 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
10-15 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

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