Godspeed You! Black Emperor Return with First New Album in a Decade
A retail listing on Cargo [via Pitchfork] has detailed the album, while the band's label Constellation Records confirms to Exclaim! that the record is due out October 16 in North America and a day earlier in Europe (not October 19 as listed on Cargo).
Apparently, though, Godspeed are already selling the album on tour, with fan photos of the artwork currently popping up online.
UPDATE: Constellation has now officially announced the album, giving us the artwork (see above) and the four-song tracklist (see below). You can also pre-order the album here, which will come CD, as well as digitally and on LP with a 7-inch. You can get a pile more details about the album, as well as the sure-to-be-awesome packaging, here.
To give you an idea what to expect, here is a choice description lifted from the label:
Having emerged from hiatus at the end of 2010, GYBE picked up right where they left off, immediately re-capturing 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.
Godspeed have a lengthy stretch of shows to still take them through the year, though none in Canada. You can see their schedule here.
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!:
2. Their Helicopters' Sing
3. We Drift Like Worried Fire
4. Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable
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