Efrim Manuel Menuck – founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor
and Thee Silver Mt. Zion
– and Kevin Doria from Growing
, Total Life
and Hiss Tracts
, are now officially a duo. Menuck recruited Doria to help him translate his acclaimed 2018 album Pissing Stars
from the studio to the stage, and the pair have been touring under the Efrim Manuel Menuck moniker for the past year (often with Doria’s latest solo project KGD opening the proceedings). They’ve also been co-writing piles of new material, diving deeper into whirling maximalist electronics, still shot through with Menuck’s incantatory singing awash in plaintive distortion and hope.