13 Angels Standing Guard 'round the Side of Your Bed
  • 13 Angels Standing Guard 'round the Side of Your Bed
  • A Silver Mt. Zion
  • He Has Left Us Alone, but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms...

13 Angels Standing Guard ‘round the Side of Your Bed - A Silver Mt. Zion (from “He Has Left Us Alone, but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms…”)

DUBLIN- 7AM ferry.  high seas and we are pummeled.  rock-joint= was once temple bar music centre, now it’s called the button factory.  carpeted stage and dead ceilings/walls.  like playing in a congested lung.  a tough slog but we plant a flag on top of it and rest our heads on the crowd’s shoulders for awhile.  too many kids on terrible drugs.  the modern human condition in full-bloom.  load-out is through 4.5 blocks of cobblestoned temple bar debauchery.  rivers of puke and piss and misery.  thierry’s pain continues unabated.  the rain falls in thin lazy sheets across all our horizons.

***man!***toilet!***rope!—> {a summary de-brief!ng of our U.K. “travails”…} by efrim

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress – album stream

The Guardian is currently streaming ALL of GY!BE’s new album, “Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress“ through Soundcloud. If you don’t go check it out right now, you are wasting your time. Below is what The Guardian had to say about the release.

It’s a rare group that makes a point of noting their new LP is a single album, but that’s what Godspeed You! Black Emperor are doing with their new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress – which they observe is their first single album since their earliest days.

With four tracks, and clocking in at a shade over 40 minutes, this is not exactly a poptastic version of Godspeed, but it’s a more focussed version of the Canadian postrock giants than we’re used to. Some phrases from the press release should give you an idea of what to expect: “Huge unison riffage, savage noise/drone, oscillating overtones, guitar vs. string counterpoint, inexorable crescendos and scorched-earth transitions”. If you’re still thinking that maybe there’s a hitherto concealed Carly Rae Jepsen influence, let us note only that the final song is called Piss Crowns Are Trebled.

Will you be left recoiling in awe at the sheer majesty of these songs, left flattened by the avalanche force of 297 guitars? Have a listen and let us know what you think.

And here are links to the individual songs:
Peasantry, or ‘Light! Inside of Light! (10:28) (Previously known as Behemoth)
Lambs’ Breath (9:52)
Asunder, Sweet (6:13)
Piss Crowns Are Trebled (13:50)

You can pre-order Godspeed’s 6th album directly from Constellation Records if you live in Canada, or from a massive number of other distributors available on Constellation’s page for the album, which releases on March 31st. 

Godspeed will tour through Europe the entire month after the release. A list of tour dates is available here on Constellation’s Website.

God bless our dead marines (second movement)
  • God bless our dead marines (second movement)
  • Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
  • Horses In The Sky

Lost a friend to cocaine, couple friends to smack
Troubled hearts map deserts, and they rarely do come back
Lost a friend to oceans, lost a friend to hills
Lost a friend to suicide, lost a friend to pills
Lost a friend to monsters, lost a friend to shame
Lost a friend to marriage, lost a friend to blame
Lost a friend to worry, and lost a friend to wealth
Lost a friend to stubborn pride
And then I lost myself

I love my dog and she loves me
The world’s a mess and so are we
She tumbles long green muddy fields
Sick with joy and glee
And as she dreams sweet puppy dreams
Whimpering gently