SWANS’ have anounced their LP The Glowing Man will be released on double CD and deluxe triple gatefold vinyl, with a poster and digital…Read More
Swans is an American post-punk band originally active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York No Wave scene and stay intact into the next decade. Formed by Gira in 1982, Swans employed a shifting lineup of musicians until their dissolution in 1997. Besides Gira, the only other constant members were keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Jarboe from 1984 to 1997, and semi-constant guitarist Norman Westberg. The band was noted for droning vocals and repetitive song structures. In 2010, Gira reactivated Swans without Jarboe. The reformed band has released two new studio albums: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky in 2010, followed by The Seer in 2012.
Swans have announced details of a new album, The Glowing Man, out on Mute / Young God (N America) on 17 June 2016. Check…Read More
Swans continue their remastered reissues series on Mute / Young God Records with the release of White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and…Read More
It is the 6th anniversary of Brooklyn Rock Lottery on December 12th at Knitting Factory. Rock Lottery’s premise is the same as years past….Read More
Swans continue their remastered reissues series on Young God Records in North America and Mute in other territories with the release of White Light…Read More
Young God Records is releasing a Deluxe 3 CD edition of SWANS debut album FILTH on May 26 in North America via Mute releases…Read More
Swans have commenced the sixth leg of a year-long world-wide tour celebrating the release of their 2 CD set To Be Kind, the third…Read More
After the successful Plisskën Festival earlier in the year, the team return to celebrate their fourth Birthday. On Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of…Read More
SWANS will release a new EP, Oxygen, out digitally on 24 November 2014. Featuring an edit of Oxygen by Mute founder Daniel Miller, a live version from Primavera, an early version recorded at Gira’s home and an acoustic version recorded at Studio Mute, the title track of the four-track EP is taken from their latest album:Read More
Young God Records follows the release of this year’s two hour long Swans opus To Be Kind, with the vinyl re-release of their debut album Filth on October 28 on Young God in North America and Mute the preceding day in all other territories. Filth inaugurates an ambitious series of re-issues of Swans’ back-catalogue over the coming year. This is the first authorized vinyl edition of the album in 24 years:Read More
Swans have announced a show at London’s legendary Roundhouse, on 21 May 2015. special guests will be announced shortly.
The band’s extensive live schedule sees them return to Europe in September, and a recently announced festival curated by Swans / Michael Gira will see:
Four days before New York noise musician Margaret Chardiet was supposed leave for her first European tour as Pharmakon, she had a medical emergency which resulted in a major surgery. Suddenly, instead of getting on a plane, she was bedridden for,Read More