|A decade of being out in the wild is a long time, and now it seems that Godspeed You! Black Emperor have come in from the cold. Their label Cargo Records are now listing a new album from the band titled ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND! that has a release date of Oct. 15/16. It will be the first new full-length from the band since Yanqui was released ten years ago. Remember the excitement of new songs from GYBE? The natural sense of discovery from wildly experimental songs, each one completely different than the last? It's that time again, and we'll all get to experience it starting later this month.
"They want to hold on to some part of that energy that comes with the thrill of anonymous discovery and unmediated transmission, knowing full well that these days, anti-strategy risks being tagged as a strategy, non-marketing framed as its opposite, and deeply held principles they consider fundamental to health as likely to be interpreted as just another form of stealth," says Constellation Records. Sounds conflicted. Sounds awesome. Sounds like a Godspeed You! Black Emperor album.