OUT NOW: Godspeed You! Black Emperor • G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

“Their records since 2012 have been rendered with a combustible mix of force and detail, allowing Godspeed to lift their insurgent ideas rather than be saddled by them. G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! not only epitomizes this new dynamic but also emerges as a timely career triumph. The four suites of music here sound incredible, capturing the grandeur, aggression, and power of their symphonic punk with perfect clarity.”
Pitchfork (8.1)

“A ferocious, thrilling blast of energy… impossibly dramatic music with a symphonic sense of scale. Though Godspeed works with specific structural parameters – long compositions, gradual builds and titanic, cathartic climaxes – it finds untapped expressive possibilities. This excellent record from this one-of-a-kind project might require time for its lengthy pieces to sink in, but the stirring and emotionally resonant music more than rewards the effort.”
Mark Richardson, Wall Street Journal

STATE’S END is a tumultuous record for tumultuous times, but there’s a piece of galvanising beauty for every moment of crushing dread… Godspeed’s new album articulates dark times, but it also presents the countermovement with breathtaking power.”
NME ★★★★

“Twenty-seven years on from their formation, their ability to convey the spectrum of both emotional and political feeling through the raw power of music remains unparalleled.”
Clash

“There are few outfits better suited to produce an album during a global pandemic than Godspeed You! Black Emperor… [Producer] Jace Lasek has done a tremendous job making the band’s seventh full-length come to brilliant, vibrant life. On G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! Godspeed has created a perfect soundtrack for these strange times.”
The Skinny ★★★★

“The last twelve months have felt very Godspeed You! Black Emperor. As does this record… For all the existential dread contained therein, G_d’s Pee… also includes moments of elegiac beauty, as on shorter tracks “Fire At Static Valley” and the exquisite “OUR SIDE HAS TO WIN (for D.H.)”. Resisting social media and releasing just two grainy press shots in a quarter of a century, Godspeed remain wary of the mainstream. But as the world spins inexorably towards tipping point, they’ve never sounded as central to their times.”
Kerrang!

“The tracks on G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! share a sense of triumphalism brought about by the communion of music. The album soundtracks the end times, while offering glimpses of hope. The dream of true collectivity is present in the music Godspeed You! Black Emperor make, with each player only serving the whole that is significantly greater than the sum of its parts. As we watch the old world tear itself asunder, the concept of emancipation via anarcho-syndicalism has never sounded so elegiac and wonderful.”
Beats Per Minute

“On G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!, they offer us not a glib suite of we-told-you-sos, but rather an accompaniment to our current death spiral and perhaps, some inspiration of how to get out of it.”
The Quietus

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We are currently sold out of G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! vinyl in the Constellation webshop and Bandcamp. While you can still grab CDs or digital copies of the album from both those sources, we encourage fans to order vinyl through their favourite independent record shops.

 

Order G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! on 180gLP + 10” from indie stores

 

Double vinyl edition is 180gLP + 10” pressed at Optimal (DE) in gatefold jacket on uncoated artboard with thermographic print, colour flood interior, artworked inner sleeves and DL card.
 
CD in custom mini-gatefold uncoated paperboard jacket with artworked inner sleeve.
 

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