If you’ve never listened to them, or haven’t since the early albums, be aware that Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra is a very different beast than the Polaris-winning band from which they spun off, Godspeed You! Black Emperor. In fact, through the heaviness and mantra-like shouts, this latest song “Take Away These Early Grave Blues” sounds more like Swans’ The Seer than Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!. It’s an immediate and propulsive piece of music where the word “post rock” never crosses your mind once — this is punk as all hell. Plus, it’s always a treat to hear the usually quiet band leader Efrim Menuck screaming and howling into a microphone. Listen below.
(via Consequence Of Sound)
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is out 1/24 via Constellation.