born 1970 in Montreal, Quebec.
son of a doctor and a nurse.
mother left in 1973.
came back briefly 17 years later,
and then left again.
hebrew day school from grades 1 through 9.
but did not believe in god.
grew up in toronto, and left home at age 17.
only punk-rock from age 15 until 20.
high school dropout at grade 11.
no jobs and no home.
student welfare then grown-up welfare.
too many drugs, and then a nervous breakdown at age 20.
quit the drugs.
moved back to montreal.
no music from age 20 to 24.
found good people.
started the "godspeed you black emperor!" band at age 25.
started the "silver mt. zion" band at age 29.
drove many miles.
been on the road since 1996.
times have changed.
hate the industry.
hate all industries.
no more beers.
co-owner of thee mighty "hotel2tango" recording studio.
recorded good and bad bands there.
a loudmouth sometimes.
and can be a moody motherfucker
and a total drag.
Plays 'High Gospel', described by The Quietus as "genuinely new and exciting, burning with purpose and most definitely worth forty minutes of anyone's time", is available now from our webshop, and can be heard in its entirety here.
Out 24 May 2011: Efrim Manuel Menuck Plays 'High Gospel' CST078 CD / 180gLP+CD/ DL We're pretty excited to announce that we'll be releasing Efrim Manuel MenuckPlays 'High Gospel' on May 24. It's available for pre-order here, and all the pertinent info, including audio samples, can be found on our release page. Sean at Said the Gramophone has some pretty nice words about it, posted here.
No shows scheduled.
Efrim Manuel Menuck - photo by Timothy Herzog
Efrim and Ezra
Efrim and Ezra
Plays "High Gospel" Efrim Manuel Menuck CD / 180gLP / DL