Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Canadian anarcho-punk post-rock orchestra whose live shows will straight-up break your brain, have been reunited and playing shows for more than a year now. And today, we find out that the reunion is going up to another level. In a scant two weeks, they’ll release their first new album since 2002′s Yanqui U.X.O. The new LP comes bearing the quintessentially Godspeed title of Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, and it’s got two of the band’s epic 20-minute instrumental pieces, “MLADIC” and “WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE,” both of which have been parts of their recent live shows. It’s also got two six-minute drone pieces. On CD, they’re part of the album’s sequence, but on vinyl, they’re on their own bonus 7″. But yeah: This is just awesome news.

A!DB!A! is out 10/15 on Constellation.

Comments (20)
  1. More bands should follow this model of album release. Start selling the vinyl at a show with absolutely no warning, wait a few hours, make official announcement saying it will be available everywhere in two weeks, watch everyone shit themselves. No fuss, no hyping, just great music.

  2. I was at the show in Boston last night and basically everybody was standing around in the lobby, holding copies of this record in their hands, completely dumbfounded. Quite the pleasant surprise on top of a jaw dropping show.

  3. http://happymusicsadmusic.blog.com/2012/10/02/stream-an-absolutely-out-of-nowhere-new-lp-from-godspeed-you-black-emperor/

    Streeeeeeam anyone?

    If you’re like me, this will be your entire evening, can’t wait to get home from work…

  4. Upvotes for all.

    This might be the happiest musical related moment of this year.

    I first got into Godspeed (late) in 2004. Their reunion tour was a great shock and happy surprise. This… This somehow tops all of that.

    Big hugs for all gy!be fans. It is our year.

  5. Got tix for their show on the 14th. If I die at any point this year, I hope it’s that evening during a cathartic swell of awesome.

  6. Godspeed and Neurosis both coming out with albums in the same month? holy shit I’m a happy man.

  7. I could not believe how much of an emotional reaction came to me when I started playing Mladic. The music is so grand and absorbing that had me in tears.

    I pre-ordered the vinyl, and already decided to frame the poster. Does anyone know where to get a 12×48 frame on the cheap?

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