Godspeed You! Black Emperor are getting concise. Relatively speaking, that is. The Montreal post-rock giants will release a new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress on March 31 via Constellation, and at roughly 40 minutes in running time, it’s billed as their first single-LP-length release since the ’90s. The record follows 2012′s mammoth Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!. Let’s hope they have their Polaris Prize acceptance speech ready.
You can hear a nearly eight-minute excerpt from opener “Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’” here. Check out the cover art and tracklist below.
Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (March 31, Constellation)
1. Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’
2. Lambs’ Breath
3. Asunder, Sweet
4. Piss Crowns Are Trebled