Godspeed You! Black Emperor: now streaming Luciferian Towers (Constellation, 22nd Sept)

September 19, 2017


Godspeed You! Black Emperor are streaming Luciferian Towers ahead of release on 22 September (Constellation), listen below and read the band’s statement and track descriptions…


this, this long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy – we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward.  we recorded it all in a burning motorboat.

(context as follows:)

1. UNDOING A LUCIFERIAN TOWERS – look at that fucking skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen- the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!

2. BOSSES HANG – labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also – the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also – more of us than them! also – what we need now is shovels, wells, and barricades!

3. FAM / FAMINE – how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. with the dull edge of an arbitrary meritocracy. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. the forest is burning and soon they’ll hunt us like wolves.

4. ANTHEM FOR NO STATE – kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn’t give a shit because it knows it’s dying too.

finally and in conclusion;
the “luciferian towers” L.P. was informed by the following grand demands:
+ an end to foreign invasions
+ an end to borders
+ the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex
+ healthcare, housing, food and water acknowledged as an inalienable human right
+ the expert fuckers who broke this world never get to speak again

much love to all the other lost and wondering ones,
xoxoxox god’s pee / montréal / 4 juillet, 2017


1. Undoing A Luciferian Towers
2. Bosses Hang
3. Fam / Famine
4. Anthem For No State


22.09.17 – Guadalajara, MX, C3 Stage
23.09.17 – Mexico, MX, Sala Corona, Festival Aural
13.10.17 – Rome, IT, Romaeuropa Festival
14.10.17 – Rome, IT, Romaeuropa Festival
15.10.17 – Fribourg, CH, Frison
16.10.17 – Toulouse, FR, Le Bikini
17.10.17 – Bordeaux, FR, Krakatoa
18.10.17 – Rennes, FR, Théâtre National de Bretagne
19.10.17 – Rouen, FR, Le 106
20.10.17 – Lyon, FR, Le Tobogan
21.10.17 – Strassbourg, FR, La Laiterie
22.10.17 – Lille, FR, La Condition publique
23.10.17 – Brighton, UK, Brighton Dome
25.10.17 – Newcastle, UK, Boiler Shop
27.10.17 – Glasgow, UK, O2 ABC
28.10.17 – Manchester, UK, Victoria Warehouse
30.10.17 – Bristol, UK, Motion
31.10.17 – London, UK, Troxy
01.11.17 – Brussels, BE, Vorst Nationaal
02.11.17 – Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso
03.11.17 – Berlin, DE, Festsaal Kreuzberg
05.11.17 – Hanover, DE, Indiego
07.11.17 – Paris, FR, Elysée Montmartre

Pre-order the digital album on Bandcamp, along with the band’s other titles:

“It is demanding, complex, wordless music, directed in part at the off-switch of the information age. [Godspeed] expects an interpretive exchange from its listeners, and rewards surrender to the transaction…precise in its dissonance and generous with its emotions…[“Bosses Hang”] a shivering, dense shadow dance between quaking percussion, heavy-in-the-mix strings and textural guitar work, all building to a bright, liminal horizon…[“Anthem For No State”] also in three parts, is one of the most beautiful things that Godspeed has ever put down.” – NPR

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