Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced they'll be releasing their new album this fall. Luciferian Towers follows 2015's Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, and also features four tracks. It will be available on both vinyl and CD, in 100% recycled paper gatefold jackets. They've also shared a rather weird statement that is supposed to contextualise the forthcoming album:

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, 2017x

Luciferian Towers is out on September 22nd via Constellation; they play a huge EU/UK tour in October/November -- check out the dates below.

October 13-14 – Rome, Italy @ Romaeuropa Festival
October 15 – Fribourg, Switzerland @ Frison
October 16 – Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
October 17 – Bordeaux, France @ Krakatoa
October 18 – Rennes, France @ Théâtre National de Bretagne
October 19 – Rouen, France @ Le 106
October 20 – Lyon, France @ Le Tobogan
October 21 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
October 22 – Lille, France @ La Condition publique
October 23 – Brighton, England @ Brighton Dome
October 27 – Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC
October 28 – Manchester, England @ Victoria Warehouse
October 30 – Bristol, England @ Motion
October 31 – London, England @ Troxy
November 1 – Brussels, Belgium @ Vorst Nationaal
November 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
November 3 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
November 5 – Hanover, Germany @ Indiego
November 7 – Paris, France @ Elysée Montmartre