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The Great Annihilator (Remastered)
The Glowing Man
Holy Money / A Screw
Cop / Young God
Greed / Time Is Money (Bastard)
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
Public Castration Is a Good Idea (Live)
Love of Life
To Be Kind
The Seer
We Rose From Your Bed With the Sun In Our Head
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky
Children of God/World of Skin
Swans Are Dead: Live '95-'97
Great Annihilator
Soundtracks For the Blind
Filth / Body To Body, Job to Job
Various Failures
Die Tür Ist Zu
Swans Apr 08, 2019
Marco Porsia's Swans film Where Does a Body End is now seeing the light of day. Several screenings listed at the link. There's also a trailer for the film at the link.
Swans Mar 30, 2019
Swans Mar 17, 2019
underbelly of new Swans song in process... have since orchestrated. now somewhat operatic/cinematic... UPDATE: apparently upper tiers of fundraiser have sold out, but other options still available some which include a pre order for the new album.
Swans Mar 14, 2019
Punk rocking w Mullins on the new Swans record.
Swans Mar 09, 2019
Norman Westberg on tour w Dbuk! Tour dates at the link.
Swans Feb 27, 2019
Hello! Swans Handmade Special Package Fundraiser CD "What is This?" and other assorted options to support the recording of the new Swans album now here: Extensive description of upcoming recording process by M.Gira also at the link.... Thanks for your support! *POSTED BY YGR STAFF*
Swans Feb 20, 2019
Fundraiser CD and assorted gizmos/items for upcoming Swans recording of the new album coming in next few days. If interested best to sign up to email list at ...Thanks! MG
Swans Feb 12, 2019
Just signed the last few remaining copies of my limited solo LP, I Am Not This. More info at this link if you’re interested:
Swans Feb 04, 2019
What is This?
Swans Jan 20, 2019
What a great song to wake up to in the morning!
Swans Jan 16, 2019
“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise” – John Cage MUTE have announced the latest release in the MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) series: STUMM433, a box set collating an unprecedented selection of Mute artists past, present and future, out in May 2019. From The Normal, the artist that started Mute, to the label’s newest signing, K Á R Y Y N, STUMM433 will feature a huge array – over 50 - of Mute artists including Depeche Mode, Yann Tiersen, Liars, Silicon Teens, Irmin Schmidt and many more, all presenting their own interpretation of one piece of music: John Cage’s game changing composition, 4’33”. 4’33” is among the most important of all contemporary music compositions. Composed and premiered in 1952, 4’33” is a piece for any instrument or combination of instruments. The score instructs the performer or performers not to play their instrument for the duration of the piece (generally four minutes and 33 seconds). As challenging and thought-provoking now as it was when it was premiered, 4’33” completely changed popular thinking on silence, sound, composition and listening.
Swans Jan 12, 2019
Zappa commented on this song in 1988. Not sure how relevant it is to the song itself, which seems to me an accurate depiction of an LSD experience - especially the paranoia etc and dislocation (though Zappa never indulged himself).. still, it seems an entirely pertinent comment today: "A lot of people police their own brains. They're like citizen soldiers, so to speak. I've seen people who will willingly arrest, try and punish their own brains. Now that's really sad. That's vigilante brain policism. It's not even official, it's like self-imposed. ... It's hard to pin it down to one central agency when you realize that so many people are willing to do it to themselves. I mean, the people who want to become amateur brain police, their numbers grow every day – people who say to themselves, 'I couldn't possibly consider that', and then spank themselves for even getting that far. So, you don't even need to blame it on a central brain police agency. You've got plenty of people who willingly subject themselves to this self-mutilation."
Swans Jan 05, 2019
...fond memories of a torrential downpour outside while we were recording this. A waste pipe burst way up where the 15 foot wall met the ceiling, vomiting gallons of brown rainwater into the studio where we were working, and Mr Construction Man Thor built a teetering stairway of boxes and amps up to the spot and somehow fixed it while the sludge poured down onto his head... Then we continued recording...
Swans Dec 22, 2018
Saved again by WFMU on the drive into Brooklyn...
Swans Dec 17, 2018
Swans Dec 16, 2018
Swans Dec 10, 2018
MG then and now. Painting by Simon Henwood...