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Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days…   Read Story »
The Mental Health Channel has a series called The Inside Story that profiles people who "reveal their mental health diagnoses and their paths to overcome them." So far the program has covered panic…   Read Story »
Back when we premiered the "Absisto" video, we mentioned that the new Cold Specks album Neuroplasticity features a couple songs with Swans leader Michael Gira. One of them is "Exit Plan," on which…   Read Story »
For Swans leader Michael Gira the act of making music is the act of perpetual reinvention. After The Seer, Gira and his band and several new collaborators return with the two-hour record To Be Kind.…   Read Story »
Have you ever heard voices? The sound of people echoing around in your head, unsettling you deeply, even when you know they're not real? I have. Only a couple of times. Didn't last long. I was at the…   Read Story »
There are times when it's easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for us to figure out what should go where, what belongs and what doesn't. Then there…   Read Story »
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 »