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    Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:17:52

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Release New Album on October 16 - It's their first since 2002!

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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release their first new album since 2002 on October 15.

    The cult Canadian act will release Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! via Constellation Records, which is their own imprint.

    It is their fourth album, and their first since 2002's Yanqui U.X.O..

    The band has been quiet for a while, stating that the changes in the music industry and the onslaught of social media means that "such simple principles and goals have become harder to maintain." In a press release posted by SPIN, the band wrote: "For all the contents and discontents – for all the 'content' – of our present cultural moment, the very idea of circumventing the glare of exposure or the careful plotting of media cycles and identity management appears futile. But Godspeed is looking to try all the same."

    It further stated: "The band wants people to care about this new album, without telling people they should. They want people to experience the thrill of anonymous and uncalculated 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."

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    —Maggie Pannacione

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