The second solo record, Pissing Stars, from founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor will drop on February 2, 2018, on Constellation. Today he shares the single “A Lamb In The Land Of Payday Loans,” which is a charged rallying cry shaped by hope, mistrust, and resistance. Efrim Manuel Menuck‘s stark but exuberant lyrics are driven by insistent drum machine, droning guitar, and organ that hold steady behind stacked declarative vocals pushed into the red. Tightly wound and steeped in a lo-fi bedroom-punk sensibility, the song hurtles forward with a relentless momentum that sets it apart from slow burn of the often darker, more spacious, modular-synth-driven tracks on Pissing Stars. Gripping and shot through with a heavy feeling, “A Lamb In The Land Of Payday Loans” combines Menuck’s trademark celebratory desperation with undeniably catchy elements, perhaps the closest thing to a one-man-band version of Thee Silver Mt Zion’s more recent distorto-rock sound.