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SWANS
Love of Life

Mute records continue their killer Swans reissue series with 1992’s Love of Life. Not only has the record been out of print for a really long time, but now you can get it with remastered sound, poster, download code and 18 bonus tracks with the digital download. This album was when Michael...view item »

SWANS
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

Swans’ seventh studio album, White Light from the Mouth of Infinity, is considered to mark the start of the group’s second stage. Here their uncompromising and abrasive post-punk music became uncompromising and abrasive post-punk music with complex arrangements and diverse instrumentation. This essen...view item »

SWANS
Filth

"I like the idea of standing in a room full of sledge hammers" indeed. There are simply no rock bands that sound anything quite like Swans, either in their refined post-Millennial incarnation or their original grinding bowel-evacuating manifestation. I realise they've touched on many other genres in their time but b...view item »

SWANS
SWANS

The SWANS EP is the first ever release from those lovely SWANS guys, released back in 1982. Interesting to hear this now with the great weight of their work in the following 30+ years: less brutal and more no-wavey, but still dominated by that heavy grinding mono-rhythm and the shouts of Gira. Reissued 12” on Mute...view item »

Thor & Friends
The Subversive Nature of Kindness

Thor Harris: Swans’ former charismatic percussionist, and potential future governor of Texas. Chief friends are marimba player Peggy Ghorbani and multi-instrumentalist Sarah “Goat” Gautier. Their music is rooted in tonal percussion and often recalls minimalists...view item »

Norman Westberg
The Chance To

Norman Westberg, the really tall one from Swans, has been treating us to archival reissues recently, but here is some exciting new music from him. The Chance To...view item »

Thor & Friends
Thor & Friends

Thor is that big dude you see bashing bits of percussion at latter day Swans gigs. His first solo work however (alongside friends from the likes of A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Deerhoof) is a total surprise and begs the question how a man this big and hairy can make m...view item »

SWANS
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Swans. Yes. I’d love to just type out For the love of life! For The love of life! For the love of life! ad nauseum until this review fully resembles the repetitive, locked-door shenanigans of Michael Gira’s brain, but some level of analysis has been requested, so I’ll give it a go. Since their...view item »

SWANS
To Be Kind

I've spent my life a little afraid of Swans. They're pretty violent bastards. I saw one proper going for somebody's arse on a canal barge once. Serves them right for drunkenly hanging it off the edge. Michael Gira, the singer from the rock band Die Schwäne, doesn't so much peck your arse as kick it; metaphorically, cerebrally and ...view item »

SWANS
The Glowing Man

The gargantuan behemoth that is 21st Century Swans comes to a close with The Glowing Man, another large double. A very wide array of instrumentation is in play here, all feeding into the need for these songs to expand and explode. Presented on 2 CDs or 3 LPs, all...view item »

SWANS
The Seer

SWANS return after their outstanding reformation album 'My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky'. While many bands have re-grouped to perform classic albums in their entirety simply for cash SWANS stayed true to themselves, reforming not for dollars - t...view item »

SWANS
My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

The almighty Swans are back with a new album! Their last studio album was in 1996 and in 1997 they quietly disbanded. Since then it'd all been quiet on the old Swans front. Mr. Gira has been busy with a bunch of solo releases, 5 Angels Of Light albums (which are all astoundingly good) and of course he's been running Young God Records with a...view item »

SWANS
The Great Annihilator

When The Great Annihilator arrived, Swans took the best qualities of their recent chamber-folk tendencies from the last two tepid albums and combined them with crushing post rock catharsis (polar opposites, it would seem), to produce a record firmly centred around the spirit and regeneration. The production is jarring...view item »