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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2012 - 10:23 am

Swans – “No Words/No Thoughts” Video

If Swans' two-hour monolithic masterpiece The Seer isn't quite huge enough for you, the deluxe edition of the album comes with a DVD that includes…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Swans The Seer

As a music dork, two of the most transcendent, quasi-religious experiences you can have are going to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Neurosis live.
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Stream Swans The Seer

For obvious reasons, Animal Collective is getting a lot of attention this morning, but Centipede Hz is not the only important new album streaming online…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 9:35 am

Swans – “Mother Of The World”

Later this month, reconstituted violent-postpunk boundary-smashers Swans will release The Seer, their absolute monster of a double album. We've already heard a 10-minute edit of…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2012 - 9:41 am

Swans – “The Apostate”

The Seer, the new album from reconstituted NY postpunk drone-gods Swans, is a masterpiece of insane heaviness: 10 songs spread out over two hours, full…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Swans The Seer Details

New York primal-noise pioneers Swans might not have the same lineup as they did when they were making audience members puke with how loud they…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 4:43 pm

ATP NJ 2011 Saturday: Portishead Pack Asbury Park Convention Hall

Jeff Mangum has justifiably been getting the lion's share of the attention surrounding the I'll Be Your Mirror festival; when a reclusive indie god comes…
Stereogum | October 2, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Swans Recording New Album, Preparing Live Record

You rarely see older bands come back with such force, but the reactivated Swans' My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Brandon Stosuy | July 15, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Swans Announce Additional 2011 Tour Dates

As we've heard from places like The New Yorker, NYTimes, and everywhere in between, the reactivated Swans are a powerhouse and a near religious live…
Brandon Stosuy | October 29, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Swans – “Eden Prison” (Stereogum Premiere)

Swans' My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky finds Michael Gira seamlessly shifting from Angels Of Light mode to the heavier,…
Brandon Stosuy | July 30, 2010 - 9:55 am

Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky Album Info

As previously reported, Michael Gira has "re-activated" Swans for their first U.S. shows in more than a decade. (Full disclosure: I'm helping put on one
Brandon Stosuy | June 21, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Swans To Play Brooklyn Masonic Temple

In January I posted about Swans' plans to reform, record, and tour. At the time, I had no idea I'd be helping to organize their…
Brandon Stosuy | May 10, 2010 - 2:54 pm

Swans Reforming, Touring, Recording

As the post title over at MySpace reads "COMING SOON, NEW SWANS ALBUM AND TOUR(S)." And as close readers will also note, the seminal noise-rock…
Brandon Stosuy | January 11, 2010 - 1:57 pm
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