Swans Share Live Videos, Plan To Record New Album In September

Swans don’t typically share videos of their live performances, but two polished clips of the band just appeared on YouTube, performances of “A Little God In My Hands” back in Toronto last February and “Just A Boy” at France’s Hellfest in 2013. The “A Little God In My Hands” video arrives accompanied by this statement from Swans’ Michael Gira:

Hello, thank you for listening to our music. I hope it gives you some joy and pleasure.

I am pleased that you have discovered our music through this medium. I view this experience as the equivalent of previewing a record in a record store in days of old. However, if you wish to experience the music in its’ fullest form, I would strongly encourage you to acquire it in a physical format you can bring into your home. Not only will you then be able to experience the richest version of the music sonically, but you will also be afforded the opportunity to enjoy the tangible artwork, which was conceived in tandem with the music, and serves as a further portal to experiencing the total conceptual and spiritual and emotional content of the work we have labored, lovingly, to bring to you.

I love you,

- Michael Gira / Swans / Young God Records

Swans also announced via Facebook that they will begin recording a new album in September. Check out the footage and Swans’ list of tour dates below.

Tour dates:

05/02 Istanbul, Turkey @ FSK Saloon
05/05 Arhus, Denmark @ Vohalle
05/06 Stavanger, NO @ Folken
05/07 Bergen, NO @ USF Verteft
05/08 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
05/09 Trondheim, NO @ Blaest
05/11 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
05/12 Malmo, SE @ Babel
05/14 Nijmegen, NL @ Doorroosje
05/15 Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
05/16 Liege, Belgium @ Les Ardents Club
05/17 Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
05/20 Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
05/21 London, UK @ The Roundhouse
05/22 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound Festival
05/23 Glasgow @ Art School
05/24 Belfast @ Mandela Hall
05/25 Dublin @ Button Factory
05/27 Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
05/29 Nimes, France @ Festival
05/30 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera
07/03 Gydina, Poland @ Open-Er Festival
07/04 Reykavik, Iceland @ ATP Festival
07/07 Tel Aviv, Israel @ HaTeatron Club
07/08 Paris, FR @ Trabendo Club
07/10 Kiev, Ukraine @ Sentrum
07/12 Skopje, Macadonia @ MKC
07/17 Ostrava, CZ @ Ostrava Festival
07/18 Crispendorf, D @ Chaos Descends Festival

Swans’ last album, To Be Kind, was one of our favorites of 2014.

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