After years of inactivity, the Canadian post-rock juggernaut known as Godspeed You! Black Emperor is rumbling back to life.
The first order of business: curating and headlining ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas, taking place at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England December 3-5. Other acts performing include Deerhoof, Mike Watt, the Ex, Tim Hecker, Scout Niblett, and Bardo Pond.
Then: In a note on their website, Godspeed promise a tour consisting of “a handful of British and European shows, and then nine American shows.” And that’s it… for now. As they say, “Until further introspection, WE WILL NOT BE FIELDING ANY OTHER OFFERS.” They also aren’t doing any interviews, so don’t ask.
The note also says, “between now and the live-dates, there’ll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster. please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on. and all that really matters is the shows. and physical engagement in the world. and folks like us and folks like you. thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening.”