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 album The Seer, are returning with another massive slab of epicness. As Pitchfork reports, the new Swans album is called To Be Kind, it’s out this spring, and it’ll sprawl over two CDs or three LPs. The album heavily features St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, who, per Swans frontman Michael Gira, “sang numerous, multi-tracked vocals throughout the record.” Cold Specks and Little Annie also contribute. Gira and John Congleton recorded the album at El Paso’s Sonic Ranch studio. Like The Seer, it’s got music that the band developed while on tour. It’s out 5/13 on Gira’s own Young God label. Prepare yourself.