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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 can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

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 to point out that the album you’ll be reading about below isn’t the real album of the week; it’s the one that ended up in this slot because we already… More »

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 the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of textures… More »

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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

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr.
Chris DeVille | December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am

2012 In Review: The Year In Instrumental Music

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman…
Colin St. John | December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

I may have heard these songs before. "Mladic" and "We Drift Like Worried Fire," the two 20-minute slabs of epicness that make up the meat…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Stream Godspeed You! Black Emperor ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s new album ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND! is out next week on Constellation, but today a full stream hit the web. It…
Corban Goble | October 8, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Details

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…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 9:44 am

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm