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 of those shows.) As we also made clear in January, you can expect new Swans sounds at those events. As Gira told me, “[the] approach will be basically where Soundtracks For The Blind/Swans Are Dead left off, with influence of Angels of Light in there too. Probably pretty severe tho, according to my present mood…” We now have a title: In September, the band’s releasing My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky, the first album of new material since 1997’s Soundtracks For The Blind. It was recorded by Jason LeFarge at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn and is in the midst of being mixed by Gira with Bryce Goggin at Trout Recordings. So far it includes guest spots from Devendra Banhart, Bill Rieflin, and Mercuy Rev’s Grasshopper. Take a look at the tracklist and those tour dates in full:

01 “No Words/No Thoughts”
02 “Reeling the Liars In”
03 “Jim”
04 “My Birth”
05 “You Fucking People Make Me Sick”
06 “Inside Madeline”
07 “Eden Prison”
08 “Little Mouth”

You can hear the “No Words” demo at MySpace. The dates:

09/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocodero Theater
09/29 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/30 – Boston, MA @ Middle East downstairs
10/01 – Montreal, QC @ Le National – Pop Montreal fest
10/02 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/04 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
10/05 – Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
10/06 – Columbus OH Outland Live
10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
10/09 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky is out this fall via Young God.

[Photo by Carlos Melgoza]

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