The manifesto released with the announcement of "G_d's Pee at State's End" states the demands of the band. Namely, empty prisons, abolish the police, tax the rich until they're poor, and end the forever wars. The manifesto also states that these are the death-times. Released in April 2021, this album is a scathing response to the world's systemic failures during the onset of COVID-19. This album continues the history of GY!BE's penchant for aggressive leftist politics.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, also known as GY!BE and Godspeed, is a Canadian post rock band, founded in 1994. The group's left wing views, and notable anti-war/dystopic lyrics, have often garnered attention from the public. This attention has occasionally turned to hostile scrutiny. A somewhat famous example of this is when GY!BE was on tour in the USA in 2003, and a gas station attendant, suspecting them of being terrorists, called the cops and FBI. The group was released from FBI custody after a background check. At least they got a great story out of it. While Godspeed You! Black Emperor is often labeled as a political anarchist group by audiences and governments, they have never claimed the label as a group. However there is no doubt that they are musical anarchists. Their music combines the ambient and the chaotic, and mixes a majority of instrumental content with spoken word poetry. To experience GY!BE is to experience tumultuous at prescribed systems. Godspeed to you, on your listening journey.