1365Clip: Godspeed... to release new CD
- Sep 3, 2002Today's Pitchfork also has news on Matador's expanded reissue of _Slanted
and Enchanted_ and a little tidbit on Sleater-Kinney on tour.
New Godspeed You! Black Emperor in November
Enter final round in "Six Degrees Of" world championships
Ryan Schreiber reports:
Turns out Sigur Rós aren't the only ones dicking around with punctuation
this fall, as the newly rechristened Godspeed You! Black Emperor return
this November with Yanqui U.X.O.. Recorded by Steve Albini at his
Electrical Audio studio, the five-song (three even have titles-- or rather,
two songs share titles with others) album will be released both as a double
LP and single CD November 11th on Constellation. Tracklist:
03 Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls
Uh, so what does that title mean, you ask? Search us!! "'U.X.O.' is
unexploded ordnance is landmines is cluster bombs," Constellation's press
release offers. "'Yanqui' is post-colonial imperialism is international
police state is multinational corporate oligarchy. Godspeed You! Black
Emperor is complicit is guilty is resisting. The new album is just music."
Constellation's official website for the album even offers a mind-bendingly
complex diagram, presumably drawn up by GYBE mastermind Efrim Menuck,
linking major labels and their respective media conglomerates to major
international defense contractors-- even if the links are a bit tenuous
(for example: DirecTV is a co-venture between AOL Time Warner and Hughes
Electronics Corporation which entered a merger with Raytheon Industries who
makes Tomahawk cruise missles).
In other Godspeed news, the bombastic doom-rockers are apparently a big
part of director Danny Boyle's apocalyptic sci-fi thriller 28 Days Later.
The Trainspotting director unspooled a rough cut of the film's first 20
minutes at a London horror festival in August, including "some amazing
footage of an empty and ravaged London set to the music of the Canadian
group Godspeed You! Black Emperor," according to Canadian film site/rumor
clearinghouse Corona Productions. The film is due early next year from Fox
Searchlight. Incidentally, Fox Searchlight delivers funding to The CPB/WGBH
National Center for Accessible Media who is allied with the Mitsubishi
Corporation who makes atomic bombs.
.: Pitchfork Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists...
.: Godspeed You! Black Emperor: http://www.godspeedyoublackemperor.com
.: Constellation: http://www.cstrecords.com/html/godspeed.html
.: Yanqui U.X.O.: http://www.cstrecords.com/html/uxo.html
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