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Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Released: Oct 2000
Label: Kranky
In 2000, Lift Yr Skinny Fists marked the fourth overall release from Canadian ensemble Godspeed You! Black Emperor. While Godspeed were labeled a post-rock band, their music and approach somehow avoided the traps of pretentiousness so many other bands working in the genre fell into (The Sea and Cake, Tortoise, Isotope 217). They got away with field recordings, cello interludes, "poetry" readings -- everything. While the songs move at a deliberate pace, they are rarely boring and sometimes nearly crack the sky, as is the case with last track "Antennas to Heaven."
Mike McGuirk

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