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We’re back here in the middle of Season Three of VIKINGS on History Channel. 2,678 more words
What you see above is the album cover for Swans twelfth studio album The Seer. Your first reaction to this picture might have been the same as mine back when I first saw it: “What the hell is that?” Album covers are an important part of selling an artist’s product. 1,776 more words
Michael Gira tells me he’s “just a little braindead”. He’s having a rare day off tour with Swans at his home in upstate New York, ears ringing as he tries to recharge for the short final leg of the band’s world tour, including three shows in Ireland. 2,141 more words
Swans leader Michael Gira once said the band’s mission is to fuck your insides, in “that deep sex death place in your stomach”. The band’s live reputation is a mix of urban myth and early-80s No Wave doctrine: mass seizures, vomiting, perforated eardrums, Gira locking doors and turning off air conditioning, just for starters. 721 more words
Incredible opener from 2012’s huge album ‘The Seer’.
Elements of American and folk are woven into the heaviness Swans are usually known for; except even the heaviness on this album starts to open up and breathe to bring us proof that the ‘reactivated’ Swans are all about evolution. 11 more words