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Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria
 
are SING SINCK, SING



CST144
180gLP / DL
Out 10 May 2019

 
TRACKLIST:
1. Do The Police Embrace?
2. Fight The Good Fight 
3. A Humming Void An Emptied Place
4. Joy Is On Her Mount And Death Is At Her Side
5. We Will


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“We Will”
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Efrim Manuel Menuck ­– founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion – and Kevin Doria from Growing and Total Life 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.
 
Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria are SING SINCK, SING presents the first volume of songs forged from this febrile and fertile merger: an antifascist poetics of sound that unspools across five crushing, keening tracks driven by thick sweeping drones, battered by inscrutably searching, ricocheting vocals. Anguish, yearning, and desperate conviction combine in these saturated survivalist electro-hymns, for as long as the power stays on to overload the amplifiers.
 
WE STARTED PLAYING TOGETHER IN THE DARK WINTER OF 2017. 6 OSCILLATORS AND 3 LARGE AMPLIFIERS. DROVE THRU HELLA BLIZZARDS AND/OR HEATWAVES JUST TO LAND IN SMALL ROOMS, VIBRATING. A SERIES OF SHORT TOURS, A PROCESS OF FIGURING OUT WHILE EXHAUSTED WHILE HURTLING WHILE WORRIED. EVERYTHING ILLUMINATED EVERYTHING DESTROYED. WE LANDED IN MEXICO CITY LAST FALL, WROTE THIS RECORD QUICKLY WHILE THE POLICE DROVE ROUND AND ROUND. FIRST SONG IS SELF-EXPLANATORY. 2ND SONG A STATEMENT OF INTENT. THIRD SONG IS AN EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN TWO HIGHWAYS. FOURTH SONG IS ABOUT A MURDERED FOREST.  FIFTH SONG INSISTS THAT WE WILL WIN.  HOLD ON. THO THESE TIMES ARE DARK TIMES. HOLD ON. – E.M.M./K.G.D (SING SINCK, SING)
 
As the title suggests this is also an interstitial album of sorts, an identity-bridge that leads away from Menuck as ‘solo’ artist and towards SING SINCK, SING which will be the new band name for future work by the duo. Thanks for listening.
 
 
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EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK & KEVIN DORIA SPRING/SUMMER TOUR DATES

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
09.05.19 Montréal, QC Le Ritz PDB
10.05.19 Toronto, ON The Burdock
11.05.19 Hamilton, ON Christ Church Cathedral
16.05.19 Brooklyn, NY Murmrr
25.05.19 Biarritz, FR Festival Usopop
27.05.19 Limoges, FR Le Phare
31.05.19 Zottegem, BE Dunk Festival
01.06.19 Amsterdam, NL Best Kept Secret Festival
02.06.19 Barcelona, ES Primavera Festival
03.06.19 Poznan, PL LAS
04.06.19 Berlin, DE Arkaoda
06.06.19 Brussels, BE Botanique Rotonde
07.06.19 Diksmuiden, BE 4AD
09.06.19 Paris, FR Villette Sonique

 
 
 

Critical acclaim for Efrim Manuel Menuck’s 2018 album Pissing Stars:
 

“‘A Lamb in the Land of Payday Loans’ may be the most poignant moment of Menuck’s career… Pissing Stars feels purposefully small, a personal retreat from full-band compromise by someone who is trying to understand the world and his role in it. The result is indulgent, neurotic, and harrowing, a reminder of the complete mess we’ve made. But it’s oddly reassuring, too: a Springsteen-like reminder that the romantic has the heart that the system never will.” – Pitchfork (7.8)

Pissing Stars is a fever dream whose central tensions feel all too real…mysterious yet relatable, and a distinctly singular experience. It’s Menuck’s gift that he can take chilling melody lines and unsettled, often ugly, effects and turn out something so beguiling, like a trick of the light; desperate, terrifying and strangely beautiful.” – Drowned In Sound (8/10)Pissing Stars is an album that will make people feel, even if they’ve avoided feeling for a long time.” – Echoes and Dust 
  
Pissing Stars plays like a text that invites rereading and re-deciphering. It is intimate and alienating; friendly and mysterious; and, most importantly, a whole lot of eerie fun for any listener interested in experimental music.” – Exclaim (8/10) 


 

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