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Q&A: Michael Gira Of Swans On To Be Kind, Proper Crowdfunding, And The Human Voice

For Swans leader Michael Gira the act of making music is the act of perpetual reinvention. After The Seer, Gira and his band and several…
Justin M. Norton | May 7, 2014 - 3:33 pm


Q&A: Swans Leader Michael Gira On Aging, Social Networking, And Life After The Seer

Swans founder Michael Gira isn't afraid to let songs wander around the half-hour mark. In conversation, on the other hand, he is relentlessly punctual. Perhaps…
Justin M. Norton | March 12, 2013 - 11:27 am

More Michael Gira stories

Swans’ Michael Gira Cancels Australian Solo Dates

Swans frontman Michael Gira was scheduled to play three shows in Australia this month beginning Saturday in Brisbane. Pitchfork reports that those dates are now…
Chris DeVille | February 29, 2016 - 4:29 pm

Larkin Grimm Releases Song For Abuse Survivors In Wake Of Michael Gira Allegations

Last week, the singer/songwriter Larkin Grimm wrote a post on Facebook in which she claimed that Swans frontman Michael Gira, her former collaborator and Young…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2016 - 11:50 am

Swans’ Michael Gira Details “Consensual Romantic Moment” With Rape Accuser

On Thursday night, singer-songwriter Larkin Grimm posted a message to Facebook accusing Swans frontman Michael Gira of raping her during the recording sessions for her…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2016 - 8:34 pm

Larkin Grimm Accuses Swans’ Michael Gira Of Rape

Singer-songwriter Larkin Grimm has accused Swans' Michael Gira, who produced her 2008 album Parplar and released it on his Young God record label, of rape…
Peter Helman | February 25, 2016 - 9:51 pm

Cold Specks – “Exit Plan” (Feat. Michael Gira) (Stereogum Premiere)

Back when we premiered the "Absisto" video, we mentioned that the new Cold Specks album Neuroplasticity features a couple songs with Swans leader Michael Gira.
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2014 - 10:28 am

Swans Crowdfund New Album, Will Write Song Praising You For $500

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…
Miles Bowe | October 14, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Wooden Wand – “Ms Mowse” (Stereogum Premiere)

I've always enjoyed James Jackson Toth's stripped-down, dusky music most: It gives us the space to sink our teeth into his songwriting; his voice sounds…
Brandon Stosuy | October 19, 2010 - 11:12 am

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

New Larkin Grimm – “Ride That Cyclone”

Larkin Grimm was raised in Memphis in The Holy Order Of MANS until the cult disbanded and her parents relocated with her to the Blue…
Brandon Stosuy | October 9, 2008 - 11:54 am

Xiu Xiu & Michael Gira Cover Queen & Bowie

You have to love Xiu Xiu. You don't have to, but you should. (Who else in indie rock has press photos that include Peter Sotos…
Brandon Stosuy | February 29, 2008 - 1:58 pm