Solecast: Efrim Manuel Manuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Efrim Manuel Manuck Pissing Stars

Today's episode is with Efrim Manuel Manuck from Godspeed! You Black Emperor / Silver Mount Zion.  Efrim and his comrades have been making radical, innovative and genre defying music for over 2 decades, fusing post-rock, punk ethos and classical aesthetics.   Efrim’s new album Pissing Stars is out now on Constellation records.

In this interview we discuss:

  • His new album Pissing Stars
  • His relationship with anarchism and radical politics
  • Thoughts on having a kid in these times
  • What it means to maintain a career in music with a semblance of integrity
  • How people in North America are lost people adrift on a stolen continent
  • The trauma of the Bush years
  • The influence of religious imagery and poetry in his work
  • A story about their run in with the FBI and some fucked up cop in Oklahoma 
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