October 8, 2012

Hear New Sound: Godspeed You! Black Emperor's ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!

Death Grips may have grabbed headlines last week for the most confrontation surprise album release using social media, but the recently reunited post-rock tour de force known as Godspeed You! Black Emperor took home the honors of "most unorthodox way of releasing a new LP in modern times" by flipping the script and simply having copies show up in their merch stand at their tour kick-off last Monday in Boston. ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND! is the first new effort in a decade from the Canadian luminaries responsible for the early Aughties classic Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, and characteristically has the experimental audio / visual collective revisiting an instrumental metallic-hued canvas colored with punk, metal and worldly undertones in true form. You can listen to the new album in full below courtesy of The Guardian, pick it up at one Godspeed You!'s various tour stops this fall or in stores on October 14th (the band's label, Constellation Records, has closed all pre-orders due to overwhelming demand.) Until then, Godspeed You! devotees, sing ALLELUJAH!... below...

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