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Swans — at USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway, May 7, 2015

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at USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway, May 7, 2015


Swans Announce New 2020 North American Tour Dates

Leaving Meaning Out Now via Young God

Nov 19, 2019

Swans released a new album, Leaving Meaning, in October via Young God (and Mute outside of America). Now the band have announced some new 2020 tour dates that include support from Anna von Hausswolff. More

Album of the Week: Anna Meredith

Plus Stream the New Albums from Swans, Little Scream, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Kanye West, and More

Oct 25, 2019

British experimental musician Anna Meredith has released a new album, FIBS, today via Black Prince Fury and it's our Album of the Week. Also stream the new albums by Swans, Little Scream, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Kanye West, and Mikal Cronin. More

Swans Share New Song “The Hanging Man”

Leaving Meaning Due Out October 25 via Young God

Oct 10, 2019

Swans are releasing a new album, Leaving Meaning, on October 25 via Young God (and Mute outside of America). Previously they shared its first single, "It's Coming It's Real," which was #1 on our Songs of the Week list. Now they have shared another song from the album, "The Hanging Man." The band has also announced some new European tour dates. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Swans, Grimes, Death Cab for Cutie, Chelsea Wolfe, and More

Plus Bat For Lashes, Belle and Sebastian, Metronomy, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 06, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It should've been a quiet week due to Monday's Labor Day holiday here in America. And it was quiet at first, but then in the latter half of the week there was a rally of worthy new tracks. We settled on 11 tracks this week (we did only nine last week). More

Swans Announce New Album, Share New Song “It’s Coming It’s Real”

Leaving Meaning Due Out October 25 via Young God

Sep 05, 2019

Swans have announced a new album, Leaving Meaning, and shared its first single, "It's Coming It's Real." More

Listen: Swans - “When Will I Return”

The Glowing Man Due Out June 17 via Young God

May 27, 2016

Swans are releasing their new album, The Glowing Man, on June 17 via Young God. It's the final album by the current version of the band. Now another track from the album has been shared, "When Will I Return."  More

Swans Announce New Album, Share Tour Dates and Song Clip

The Glowing Man Out June 17th on Young God / Mute

Apr 05, 2016

Swans have announced their new album, The Glowing Man, and European and North American tours to support it. More

May 07, 2015

Earlier this evening, Swans performed at USF in Bergen, Norway. More

Nov 24, 2014

Saturday was the third day of Le Guess WhoLaura Studarus was there to check out sets from SwansA Winged Victory for the SullenBinkbeatsEla Stiles, and Hauschka More

Aug 22, 2014

On August 25, dark singer/songwriter Cold Specks will release her sophomore album Neuroplasticity. More

Aug 20, 2014

Le Guess Who? has announced that Swans frontman Michael Gira will curate a special 3-night program at the festival. More

Swans Announce Tour Dates

Kicking Off Tonight in the Ukraine

Mar 24, 2014

Swans are hitting the road for an extensive string of tour dates. More

Swans Announce New Album, “To Be Kind”

Features St. Vincent, Cold Specks

Jan 27, 2014

Swans have announced the release of a new double album titled To Be Kind. More

Under the Radar Announces the Best of 2012 Issue featuring Grimes on the Cover

Issue also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 21, 2012

Under the Radar’s Best of 2012 issue is shipping out to stores and subscribers and will be on newsstands nationwide in January. It features Grimes on the cover and includes interviews with other artists who made an impact in the last year, including Baroness, Julia Holter, Mount Eerie, Tig Notaro, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Sleigh Bells, Swans, Trust, Scott Walker, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, and The xx. Plus the Top 100 albums of the year and Year-End Artist Surveys. More

Bands Added to 2011 Primavera Fest Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian Among Acts Announced.

Nov 15, 2010

Primavera promoters have announced today a slew of buzz-worthy acts joining Pulp for the epic five-day fest, which runs from May 25th through the 29th in Barcelona, Spain.  More


leaving meaning

leaving meaning

Young God

Nov 26, 2019

There's a moment on "The Nub," the 12-plus minute eighth track on leaving meaning, the 15th official studio album by Swans and the first with this line-up. More

The Glowing Man

The Glowing Man

Young God

Jun 21, 2016

Michael Gira's post-2010 version of Swans chokes the air like a storm in a southern gothic nightmare, the slow-motion onslaught unrelenting as it chases restless dreamers around dark corners and long hallways.  More

To Be Kind

To Be Kind

Young God

May 13, 2014

Only when it's too late do you realize that "Screen Shot," the opening track on Swans' new magnum opus, is the sound of being stalked. More

The Seer

The Seer

Young God

Aug 23, 2012

Having (temporarily?) retired his Angels of Light band alias and its bleak balladeer mode, Michael Gira is now two albums deep into the bleaker misanthropy of his seminal Swans project. More