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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Swans To Be Kind

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…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 9:27 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Swans – “Oxygen”

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…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 10:29 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | March 28, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Swans – “A Little God In My Hands”

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…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Swans Announce Double Album To Be Kind

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…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 9:58 am


The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

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…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am


10 Artists Who Broke Free In 2013

This post is presented by Virgin Mobile who encourage you to #BreakFree.
Stereogum | December 11, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Swans Crowdfund New Album, Will Write Song Praising You For $500

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…
Miles Bowe | October 14, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Swans, Chelsea Wolfe @ Warsaw, Brooklyn 6/13/13

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…
Doug Moore | June 14, 2013 - 4:26 pm


Q&A: Swans Leader Michael Gira On Aging, Social Networking, And Life After The Seer

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…
Justin M. Norton | March 12, 2013 - 11:27 am

Swans, Devendra Banhart @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2/7/13

Swans played a sold out show last night at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg, making up for a performance postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Michael…
Stereogum | February 8, 2013 - 10:48 am

Counting Down

Swans Albums From Worst To Best

It started in the sewer. Ugliness embodied. Noise like you’d never heard. The bellowing drawl of an unhinged slave driver, spitting abuse and mantras of…
Aaron Lariviere | November 9, 2012 - 1:42 pm