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Godspeed Finish New LP, Tour Europe

Catherine Lewis reports:
Well, it looks like Canada's doom-rock orchestra has another album on the way. According to several reports, Godspeed You Black Emperor! have just finished recording a brand new full-length at Steve Albini's highly regarded Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago. Albini has given fuller sounds to several post-rockers in recent days-- most notably Mogwai on their incredible return to form, the My Father, My King EP-- so it wouldn't be a long-shot to expect he'll do the same with Godspeed. However, it remains to be seen whether, in light of recent events, the band will continue down their very-well-worn path of Anti-American sentiments and apocalypic imagery.

No title or release date has been announced for the new album, but it's expected to see the light of day sometime around the spring of 2002. In the meantime, you can always pick up the new album by the Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band's Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward, which was released through Constellation Records in October and features several of Godspeed's founding members. And let's not forget the also-GYBE-related Set Fire to Flames' Sings Reign Rebuilder, which just came out on Alien8.

Finally, for those of you that just so happen to be in Europe, Godspeed have announced dates for an extensive tour of that place you live. The three-month, 48-date tour kicks off in Paris, finishes in Amsterdam, and hits a whole bunch of cities we've barely heard of and probably wouldn't be able to find without a really good tour guide.

01-22 Paris, France - Léchangeur
01-23 Nantes, France - Olympic
01-24 Poitiers, France - Comfort Modern
01-25 Bordeaux, France - C.A.T.
01-26 St. Sebastian, Spain - TBA
01-29 Lisbon, Portugal - Garage
01-30 Madrid, Spain - Arena
02-01 Valencia, Spain - Roxy
02-02 Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
02-03 Marseille, France - TBA
02-05 Lyon, France - Le Pezner
02-06 Geneva, Switzerland - L'usine
02-07 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
02-08 Athens, Greece - Gargarin
02-09 Thessaloniki, Greece - Mylos
02-12 Milano, Italy - Tunnel
02-13 Bologna, Italy - Link
02-14 Ljubljana, Slovenia - TBA
02-15 Zagreb, Croatia - TBA
02-16 Vienna, Austria - Wuk
02-17 Budapest, Hungary - TBA
02-19 Prague, Czech Republic - TBA
03-13 Reykjavik, Iceland - TBA
03-14 Reykjavik, Iceland - TBA
03-16 Brighton, England - Corn Exchange Hall
03-20 Birmingham, England - TBA
03-22 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
03-23 Belfast, Ireland - The Empire
03-24 Glasgow, Scotland - Q13
03-26 Bradford, England - St. George Hall
03-27 Newcastle, England - TBA
03-30 Gotenberg, Sweden - Trädgärn
03-31 Oslo, Norway - John Dee
04-02 Stockholm, Sweden - Sädra Teatren
04-03 Malmä, Sweden - K.B. (kulturbolaget)
04-04 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
04-05 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
04-06 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel
04-07 Berlin, Germany - Volksbähne
04-09 Dresden, Germany - TBA
04-10 Mänchen, Germany - Feierwerk
04-11 Stuttgart, Germany - Manufaktur
04-12 Tilburg, Germany - 013
04-13 Käln, Germany - Gebäude 9
04-15 Frankfurt, Germany - Mousonturm
04-16 Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
04-17 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
04-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

.: Pitchfork Review: Godspeed You Black Emperor!: Lift Your Skinny Fists...
.: Pitchfork Review: Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Born into Trouble...
.: Pitchfork Review: Set Fire to Flames: Sings Reign Rebuilder
.: Godspeed You Black Emperor!:
.: Constellation:
.: Originally published: 17 December 2001
.: Items mentioned above on Yanqui U.X.O. (Godspeed You Black Emperor!, 2002); My Father My King (Mogwai, 2002); Sings Reign Rebuilder (Set Fire to Flames, 2001); Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward (A Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, 2001).