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Following a series of acclaimed live performances in early 2018, Efrim Manuel Menuck takes the material from his latest album Pissing Stars on the road once again with new shows this spring and summer alongside Kevin Doria. As the co-founder of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Menuck has rightfully earned a strong following among fans of political punk, post-rock and avant-noise songcraft. His 25 years of trailblazing, uncompromising sonic output is pushed to new limits on Pissing Stars, as Menuck ventures into territory that finds him at his most adventurous and vulnerable. Lucky fans will be able to experience this powerful music live at the following shows:
 
 
EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK
SPRING & SUMMER 2018 DATES
WITH KGD (KEVIN DORIA)

DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
09.06.18 Peterborough, NH The Thing In The Spring
10.06.18 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
12.06.18 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
13.06.18 Harrisburg, PA The Cathedral Room
14.06.18 Montréal, QC Sala Rossa
15.06.18 Toronto, ON The Jam Factory
17.06.18 Portland, ME Apohadion Theatre
30.06.18 Toulouse, FR Les Siestes Électroniques
19.08.18 Sudbury, ON The Townehouse Tavern
21.08.18 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
22.08.18 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox
23.08.18 Detroit, MI El Club
24.08.18 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
25.08.18 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café

 
 


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Praise for Pissing Stars:
 

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)
 
“A stunning return to solo form. A thorough dive into cosmic post-instrumentation, riddled with constantly swelling crescendos, unconventional drones and chilling vocals. Pissing Stars is an album that will make people feel, even if they’ve avoided feeling for a long time.” The Gauntlet
“A remarkable solo achievement from one of Constellation Records most creative of forces…a phenomenal musical experience.” 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)
 
 
 

 
 

Pissing Stars is the brilliantly intense follow-up to Menuck’s 2011 solo debut Plays “High Gospel” and the first new material with Efrim as central songwriter and vocalist since 2014’s acclaimed Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything from his chamber-punk-rock band Thee Silver Mt. Zion. Menuck has developed a much-deserved cult status among fans of political punk, post-rock and avant-noise songcraft alike, and celebrates 25 years of unflinching and uncompromising sonic output with Pissing Stars, wherein he launches acerbic darts, impassioned salvos and fragile flowers into gusts of noise-battered song built around pulsing maximalist electronics and drone, composed on modular synthesizer and guitar, shot through with alternately plaintive, chilling, often processed vocals.


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