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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

When a big and great album comes out, and when we give that big and great album a Premature Evaluation, I often use this space…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2015 - 1:00 pm


30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in…
Garrett Kamps | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

More Godspeed You! Black Emperor stories

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce New Album “Luciferian Towers”

Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the great Canadian leftist post-rock collective, broke up in 2003 and reunited seven years later. And since coming back together, the…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2017 - 10:14 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Soundtrack Silicon Valley Ad

HBO's deeply satirical Silicon Valley has been riffing on the tech industry for their overwrought altruism for three seasons now and, as FACT points out,…
James Rettig | June 20, 2016 - 5:03 pm

Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since…
Caitlin White | May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am

Stream Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

Next week, Canadian post-rock superheroes Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release their new album Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, the follow-up to 2012's beautiful, overwhelming…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 8:58 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Peasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light'” (Excerpt) & Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress Details

Back in 2012, the shadowy, majestic Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor released Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!, their first album after a decade-plus hiatus,…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 11:34 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Discuss Controversial Polaris Win

Last September, shadowy post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor unexpectedly won Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize for their great 2012 double album Allelujah! Don't Bend!
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 5:02 pm


Q&A: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham On Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Polaris Prize, Music Grants, And Following Up David Comes To Life

Every year, a panel of Canadian music critics awards the prestigious Polaris Music Prize to one album of surpassing merit. They do this in a…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Read Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Statement On “Weird,” “Tone-Deaf” Polaris Gala

Last night, the enigmatic Montreal post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor won the Polaris Music Prize, a prestigious annual award for Canada's best album, as…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2013 - 9:12 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! won this year's Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen…
Scott Lapatine | September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am