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Godspeed You! Black Emperor release first album in a decade!

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    godspeed allelujah e1349150856328 Godspeed You! Black Emperor release first album in a decade!

    Who saw this one coming? Godspeed You Black Emperor have announced their first new album since 2002’s Yanqui U.X.O. The incredibly titled ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND! (please note the cap locks) is being sold tonight at the band’s show in Boston, and will be released worldwide on October 19th via Constellation Records.

    Update: According to Constellation, the album will be released October 15th in Europe and October 16th everywhere else. It will be available on CD and 180 gram “virgin” vinyl, which includes a bonus 7″ and is packaged in a tipped-on gatefold jacket with spot metallic ink and spot matte varnish. That’s the artwork posted above and the tracklist is listed below. In traditional Godspeed fashion, the four songs span 53 minutes.

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    According to Constellation:

    Having emerged from hiatus at the end of 2010, GYBE picked up right where they left off, immediately re-capturing the sound and material that had fallen dormant in 2003 and driving it forward with every show of their extensive touring over the last 18 months. The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and definitive versions of two huge compositions previously known to fans as “Albanian” and “Gamelan”, now properly titled as “MLADIC” and “WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE” respectively. Accompanied by the new drones (stitched into the album sequence on CD; cut separately on their own 7? for the LP version), GYBE have offered up a fifth album that we feel is as absolutely vital, virulent, honest and heavy as anything in their discography.

    ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND! Tracklist:
    01. MLADIC
    02. THEIR HELICOPTERS’ SING
    03. WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE
    04. STRUNG LIKE LIGHTS AT THEE PRINTEMPS ERABLE

    Chances are the album will also be available at the rest of the band’s upcoming tour dates, so if you want it early head to any of these shows:

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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor 2012 Tour Dates:
    10/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    10/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
    10/04 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
    10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
    10/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
    10/07 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
    10/09 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
    10/10 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
    10/11 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
    10/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
    10/13 – Louisville, KY @ Headlines Music Hall
    10/14 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    10/28 – Porto, PT @ Amplifest
    10/30 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Kapital
    10/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
    11/01 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Rocher de Palmer
    11/02 – Nantes, FR @ Lieu Unique – Soy Festival
    11/03 – Lille, FR @ La Condition Publique
    11/04 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum
    11/05 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum
    11/07 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
    11/08 – Berlin, DE @ SO36
    11/09 – Berlin, DE @ SO36
    11/10 – Dresden, DE @ Reithalle
    11/11 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music
    11/12 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
    11/14 – Ljubljana, SL @ Kino Siska
    11/15 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
    11/16 – Bern, CH @ Dachstock Reitschule
    02/13 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli Theatre
    02/14 – Sydney, AU @ The Enmore
    02/15 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum Melbourne
    02/16 – Alton, AU @ ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror

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