Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self­-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-­1996, GYBE mounted sense-­rattling wall­-of­-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, before recording their debut vinyl ­only Constellation album in 1997. They transformed a warehouse space into the Hotel2Tango, a DIY hive of activity with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar. The group settled into a permanent nine-­member line­up by late 1998, with Aidan and Bruce on drums, Thierry and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave and Roger on guitars, and Norsola and Sophie on cello and violin respectively.

The band toured and recorded incessantly from 1998-­2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerizing live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. After four records, GYBE announced an indefinite hiatus in 2003; which lasted until December 2010, when the band returned to curate and perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK, followed by extensive international touring. October 2012 saw the release of, ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!, their first recorded work in a decade, to widespread critical acclaim.


Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Luciferian Towers”

Undoing A Luciferian Towers
Bosses Hang, Pt. I
Bosses Hang, Pt. II
Bosses Hang, Pt. III
Anthem For No State, Pt. I
Anthem For No State, Pt. II
Anthem For No State, Pt. III

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'
Lambs' Breath
Asunder, Sweet
Piss Crowns are Trebled

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!

Their Helicopters Sing
We Drift Like Worried Fire
Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U​.​X​.​O.

09-15-00 (cont.)
Rockets fall on Rocket Falls
motherfucker=redeemer (cont.)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Like Antennas to Heaven...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada

Blaise Bailey Finnegan III

Godspeed You! Black Emperor F# A# ∞

The Dead Flag Blues
East Hastings