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Skuj 02.02.2014 02:57 AM

Swans - To Be Kind - May 13th 2014
 
It's another 2hr Motherfucker!!!

chris2159 02.02.2014 07:18 AM

Looking forward to this! They opened with the title track when I saw them live in Edinburgh in August, Swans definitely seem to be on a creative roll….

Skuj 02.02.2014 12:17 PM

I adore The Seer. I must confess to not knowing Swans pre-Seer. Embarrassing I know. I wonder if the studio versions of tour songs will be radical departures from what we have heard.

Severian 02.02.2014 10:56 PM

Man, you really need to spend the time between now and the new album catching up on all the old Swans albums. Start with My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky and go back from there. It's my current #1 Swans record actually.

This is big news.

And yes, the songs will be very different than their early live versions. I can pretty much guarantee it.

Skuj 02.03.2014 01:58 AM

Yes, indeed, it's ridiculous that I don't know Swans pre-Seer. So much music out there to digest, so little time. But if To Be Kind does to me what The Seer did, I'll quit my life and devote my remaining years to some kind of Swans cult.

Severian 02.03.2014 07:32 AM

Just to warn you, it's probably going to be a pretty fucked up cult. Swans fans span all ages, cultures, and genres of freak. I'll bet the cult chicks are quite hot, though.

Skuj 02.04.2014 01:46 AM

Two muthafuckin hours again though.....I can't wait. After The Seer, 2hrs seems so appropriate for Swans. They need this amount of time to properly express themselves. I hope there is a 40min track in there somewhere.

Bytor Peltor 02.15.2014 10:41 AM

Swans Announce US & UK Tour Dates.


Not much of a US tour:


MAY
14 Washington DC, Black Cat Mainstage
15 Philadelphia PA, Union Transfer
17 Boston MA, Royale Nightclub
18 New York NY, Bowery Ballroom
19 Brooklyn NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg


22 Manchester, Academy 2
23 Newcastle, Hoults Yard
24 Glasgow, The Arches
25 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
27 London, Brixton Electric
28 Bristol, Trinity Community Arts
29 Reading, Sub89
31 Birmingham, Supersonic Festival – Custard Factory

01 Leeds, Cockpit
02 Brighton, Concorde 2

Bytor Peltor 02.15.2014 10:47 AM

A NOTE FROM MICHAEL GIRA

Savage Clone 02.15.2014 10:48 AM

They have been making the best music of their lives since the Swans reboot. Amazing work, incredible performances. I have always loved them, but they truly are working on another plane now.

Nefeli 02.15.2014 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor



the last ' I love you'
someone else added that for him, right?


yeah i m bleh that they arent coming here this time, but i cant complain. saw them 2 times in a year.

Bytor Peltor 02.15.2014 12:33 PM

"Recorded in late 2013, the new album was put together at El Paso, Texas with John Congleton, produced by Gira himself."

If a band is going to record an album in Texas, is it too much to ask that they play a few shows in Texas? Of course, they may end up playing SXSW.

Musically speaking, all sorts things have been taking place out in El Paso. Some tours are playing El Paso and choosing to skip Houston, Austin and Dallas all together.

Skuj 02.15.2014 02:03 PM

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...ncent-20140214

It's got a 35min Motherfucker!! More vocal oriented than Seer....hmmm.....

dasx 02.16.2014 02:22 AM

I'm really waiting for this album! The Seer was excellent from the beginning to the end. It was The Swans at its best. I hope this new album is even greater.

Skuj 03.21.2014 02:02 AM

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Screen Shot" 8:04
2. "Just a Little Boy (for Chester Burnett)" 12:39
3. "A Little God in My Hands" 7:08
4. "Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture" 34:05
5. "Some Things We Do" 5:09
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "She Loves Us" 17:00
7. "Kirsten Supine" 10:32
8. "Oxygen" 7:59
9. "Nathalie Neal" 10:14
10. "To Be Kind" 8:22

Skuj 03.21.2014 07:30 PM

http://pitchfork.com/news/54441-swan...um-to-be-kind/

Artwork and track 3 herein.

louder 03.21.2014 07:53 PM

that artwork is awesome.

ilduclo 03.22.2014 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Savage Clone
They have been making the best music of their lives since the Swans reboot. Amazing work, incredible performances. I have always loved them, but they truly are working on another plane now.


I still miss the hell out of Jarboe and don't consider them nearly as good without her:mad:

Skuj 03.28.2014 03:51 PM

Anybody love the new track or what?

Bytor Peltor 03.28.2014 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilduclo
I still miss the hell out of Jarboe and don't consider them nearly as good without her:mad:


I will agree they are a different spirit without, Jarboe, but I'm with Savage, their recent trajectory is something to behold.

As a listener, I'm not sure if it's fair, but I believe a good deal of pressure is on the band with this newest release......can't wait to see where it all ends.


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