Hiatus has become breakup and it’s ultimately no surprise. In the six years since Godspeed You Black Emperor released Yanqui X.U.O, I could only hope that they’d get their shit together and release something new…but it’s not going to happen. In an interview, former GYBE guitarist gives the full details on why the band is no more. Even though A Silver Mt. Zion remains (and will release a new album in a month), there’s nothing that can truly replace GYBE.
Read all of what ex-“frontman” Efrim Menuck had to say in the Drowned In Sound interview.
I won’t even begin to poke fun at the whole “blame the war” factor in the band’s break-up. Seriously, it’s better without jokes.