NEWS: Godspeed You! Black Emperor announce ‘ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!’, their first album in 10 years

ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!
  • 02 Oct 12

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Many doubted the day would come. True, we had been teased to the point of potential climax, but no news rode forth, even though the majority of humankind had already witnessed their multiple projector packing live show. Well, those crazy, crescendo coveting kids from Quebec, Canada have finally coughed up the goods, which have this time chosen to take the form of a new album entitled ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!, a record marks their first release since 2002’s crushingly beautiful Yanqui U.X.O. The press release reckons it features “two huge compositions previously known to fans as “Albanian” and “Gamelan”, now properly titled as “MLADIC” and “WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE” respectively” which does sound awfuly exciting, it’s also accompanied by a couple of new drones (in the track listing for the CD, with their own 7″ included with the record). Think that sounds impressive? Consider this for a moment: Godspeed You! Black Emperor have managed to release an album with four tracks which lasts less than an hour (53:09), a feat previously thought impossible. For your pleasure, please find a track listing, followed by yet more information.

ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!:

01 MLADIC
02 THEIR HELICOPTERS’ SING
03 WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE
04 STRUNG LIKE LIGHTS AT THEE PRINTEMPS ERABLE

 ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND! Is already for sale at the groups live shows, and will be available for wider audiences to coo over on the 15th of October. Here’s where you pre-order it.

Alec