Showing All "Swans" Posts

New York postpunk legends Swans gave us their thundering monster The Seer in 2012, and they're about to follow it up with the new album To Be Kind, a ferociously anticipated album for people who like…   Read Story »
We're officially a week into spring, and in New York City, at least, it's actually almost starting to feel like it. Somehow, though, this week's 5 Best Songs might be the darkest collection we've…   Read Story »
The monstrous, long-running New York postpunk band Swans tore a hole in the universe with their last album, 2012's monolithic and unrelenting The Seer, and they intend to follow it up this spring…   Read Story »
Good news for those of us who like dark things: The reawakened postpunk demons Swans, who melted frontal lobes with their monolithic, death-dealing 2012 double album The Seer, are returning with…   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »
The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling…   Read Story »
This post is presented by Virgin Mobile who encourage you to #BreakFree. It seems that this year, moreso than ever, artists who were fed up with a lack of support from the music industry have…   Read Story »
Michael Gira has a habit of posting very entertaining things on Facebook, his one real use of social media. Today he posted the link and info to the newest Swans live album, Not Here/Not Now, each…   Read Story »
Michael Gira prefers to call the version of Swans that emerged in early 2010 a reconstitution rather than a reunion. It is easy to see why the word choice matters to him; the term "reunion" comes…   Read Story »
Swans founder Michael Gira isn't afraid to let songs wander around the half-hour mark. In conversation, on the other hand, he is relentlessly punctual. Perhaps he's been asked every conceivable…   Read Story »