Swans - 'To Be Kind'

Swans - 'To Be Kind'

In 2010, after a 13-year break, Michael Gira resurrected his experimental post-punk outfit Swans. Avant-garde to the extreme, Gira’s music is an all-encompassing experience that somehow affects your entire sensory system. You don’t just hear...

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Swans - 'The Seer'

Swans - 'The Seer'

“Don’t rule God out of the equation just yet,” Michael Gira told Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts when the pair talked about the creative process in a recent interview. The words may as well be a manifesto for Swans, Gira’s soul-eating New York...

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Album Review: Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To...

'No Words/No Thoughts’ , the opening track of Swans ’ first LP in 14 years, is a charge into the valley of death; drums are a fusillade from either side, bells crash like broken spurs, oppressive roars of guitars are like rainclouds...

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