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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 »
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 »