“Luciferian Towers” was recorded during the winter of 2016/2017 at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango, with Greg Norman once again engineering and co-producing (as he did on the band’s previous album ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’). “Luciferian Towers” is Godspeed’s third album since the group’s ‘reunion’ in 2011 and their second consecutive single LP-length record (following three double-album releases in 2000, 2002 and 2012).
The band provides this statement and track description for the new album:
this, this long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy – we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward. we recorded it all in a burning motorboat.
(context as follows:)
1. UNDOING A LUCIFERIAN TOWERS – look at that fucking skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen- the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!
2. BOSSES HANG – labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also – the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also – more of us than them! also – what we need now is shovels, wells, and barricades!
3. FAM / FAMINE – how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. with the dull edge of an arbitrary meritocracy. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. the forest is burning and soon they’ll hunt us like wolves.
4. ANTHEM FOR NO STATE – kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn’t give a shit because it knows it’s dying too.
finally and in conclusion;
the “luciferian towers” L.P. was informed by the following grand demands:
+ an end to foreign invasions
+ an end to borders
+ the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex
+ healthcare, housing, food and water acknowledged as an inalienable human right
+ the expert fuckers who broke this world never get to speak again
much love to all the other lost and wondering ones,
xoxoxox god’s pee / montréal / 4 juillet, 2017
DD/MM/YY PLACE VENUE
03.09.17 Montréal, QC Mile Ex End Musique Montréal Festival
22.09.17 Guadalajara, MX C3 Stage
23.09.17 Ciudad de México, MX Festival Aural
13.10.17 Rome, IT Romaeuropa Festival
14.10.17 Rome, IT Romaeuropa Festival
15.10.17 Fribourg, CH Frison
16.10.17 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
17.10.17 Bordeaux, FR Krakatoa
18.10.17 Rennes, FR Théâtre National de Bretagne
19.10.17 Rouen, FR Le 106
20.10.17 Lyon, FR Le Tobogan
21.10.17 Strassbourg, FR La Laiterie
22.10.17 Lille, FR La Condition publique
23.10.17 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
25.10.17 Newcastle, UK Boiler Shop
27.10.17 Glasgow, UK ABC
28.10.17 Manchester, UK Victoria Warehouse
30.10.17 Bristol, UK Motion
31.10.17 London, UK Troxy
01.11.17 Brussels, BE Vorst Nationaal
02.11.17 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
03.11.17 Berlin, DE Festsaal Kreuzberg
05.11.17 Hanover, DE Indiego
07.11.17 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre