I mentioned the other day that the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor was going to give the new Propagandhi a run for it’s money for album of the year.
In celebration of that I figured I’d post some non-album GYBE tracks for anyone who wants to hear more stuff they may not have heard before. This post is for folks who are already fans of the band, if you want to get into them I suggest the Slow Riot for a new Zero Kanada EP. It is monumental, and I feel like fans of any style of music can at least appreciate it.
I had wanted to post the Peel Sessions and the track from Song of the Silent Land comp as well as their set from last time they played Vancouver since a lot of my friends were there. Unfortunately, there wasn’t room for all that. Any Vancouver friends who want that recording, let me know and I’ll point you to it. The Peel Sessions is a song that I’ve never seen anywhere else, even in their plethora of bootleg recordings, and it’s awesome! The comp track is simply called “outro” and it was taken from a live set. Both tracks are essential listening if you’re a fan and don’t have them.
I’d also like to say that I feel it’s a disservice to call Godspeed You! Black Emporer a “post-rock” band, because you’re either giving other bands too much credit or not giving Godspeed enough.