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Postby mfaith on Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:32 pm

I love love love GYBE! (and Silver Mt. Zion for that matter). They just announced plans for a new album and accompanying tour, so I'm ridiculously excited!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce New Album “Luciferian Towers”, Plot Tour
The follow-up to 2015’s Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress arrives next month
http://pitchfork.com/news/godspeed-you- ... plot-tour/

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Godspeed! You Black Emperor have announced their next studio album, “Luciferian Towers”. It’s out September 22 via Constellation. The LP follows 2015’s Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress and features just four tracks. The record will be available on 180g vinyl and CD, both with 100% recycled paperboard gatefold jackets. They’ve also announced plans to embark on a North American and European tour, starting September 3.


The band shared the following statement about the album:

this, this long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy – we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward. we recorded it all in a burning motorboat.

(context as follows:)

1 UNDOING A LUCIFERIAN TOWERS – look at that drymounting skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen- the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!

2 BOSSES HANG – labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also – the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also – more of us than them! also – what we need now is shovels, wells, and barricades!

3 FAM / FAMINE – how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. with the dull edge of an arbitrary meritocracy. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. the forest is burning and soon they’ll hunt us like wolves.

4 ANTHEM FOR NO STATE – kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn’t give a fudge because it knows it’s dying too.

finally and in conclusion; the “luciferian towers” L.P. was informed by the following grand demands:
  • an end to foreign invasions
  • an end to borders
  • the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex
  • healthcare, housing, food and water acknowledged as an inalienable human right
  • the expert drymounters who broke this world never get to speak again

much love to all the other lost and wondering ones,

xoxoxox god’s pee / montréal / 4 juillet, 2017x


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“Luciferian Towers”:
01 Undoing a Luciferian Towers
02 Bosses Hang
03 Fam/Famine
04 Anthem for No State
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Postby mfaith on Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:33 pm

Tour dates!!!

09-03 Montréal, Quebec - Mile Ex End Musique Montréal Festival
09-22 Guadalajara, Mexico - C3 Stage
09-23 Ciudad de México, Mexico - Festival Aural
10-13-14 Rome, Italy - Romaeuropa Festival
10-15 Fribourg, Switzerland - Frison
10-16 Toulouse, France - Le Bikini
10-17 Bordeaux, France - Krakatoa
10-18 Rennes, France - Théâtre National de Bretagne
10-19 Rouen, France - Le 106
10-20 Lyon, France - Le Tobogan
10-21 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
10-22 Lille, France - La Condition publique
10-23 Brighton, England - Brighton Dome
10-27 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
10-28 Manchester, England - Victoria Warehouse
10-30 Bristol, England - Motion
10-31 London, England - Troxy
11-01 Brussels, Belgium - Vorst Nationaal
11-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11-03 Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
11-05 Hanover, Germany - Indiego
11-07 Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
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Postby DuoSonic on Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:26 am

I'm very excited! I hope they come to the U.S. (someplace close to me). I've seen them once and Silver Mt. Zion twice. I'd happily see them both many more times.
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