Godspeed You! Black Emperor: 4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz

Straight from post rock's front lines, Godspeed You! Black Emperor return and announce their new album, the follow up to 2017's Luciferian Towers. The new full length, G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!, will be out on April 2nd, 2021 via Constellation.

The new album is composed of two 20-minute pieces and two six-minute ones, and it was recorded and mixed in MontrĂ©al in October 2020 at the group’s studio, Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango by Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) with whom the band worked together for the first time.

The album's announcement comes with a long statement from the band which follows after a 4K audio-visual clip that also serves as a trailer for the album.

4521.0kHz 6730.0kHz 4109.09kHz from Constellation Records on Vimeo.

we wrote it on the road mostly. when that was still a place.
and then recorded it in masks later, distanced at the beginning of the second wave. 
it was autumn, and the falling sun was impossibly fat and orange. 
we tried to summon a brighter reckoning there,
bent beneath varied states of discomfort, worry and wonderment. 

we fired up the shortwave radios again, for the first time in a long time.
and found that many things had changed. 
the apocalypse pastors were still there, but yelling END TIMES NOW where they once yelled "end times soon".
and the transmission-detritus of automated militaries takes up more bandwidth now,
so that a lot of frequencies are just pulses of rising white static,
digital codexes announcing the status of various watching and killing machines.
and the ham-radio dads talk to each other all night long.
about their dying wives and what they ate for lunch and what they'll do with their guns when antifa comes.

this record is about all of us waiting for the end. 
all current forms of governance are failed.
this record is about all of us waiting for the beginning, 
and is informed by the following demands=
empty the prisons
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they're impoverished.

much love to all the other lost and lovely ones,
these are death-times and our side has to win.
we'll see you on the road once the numbers fall.

xoxoxox god's pee
montreal, quebec, kanada
1 march, 2021

Artist photo by Yannick Grandmont

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