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Swans Share New Song “The Hanging Man”

Leaving Meaning Due Out October 25 via Young God

Oct 10, 2019
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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. Listen below, followed by all of Swans' upcoming tour dates.

Swans are as ever led by Michael Gira, who wrote and produced the album. Leaving Meaning also features a ton of other musicians: Kristof Hahn, Larry Mullins, Yoyo Röhm, The Necks, Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, Baby Dee, Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost, Dana Schechter, Jennifer Gira, Cassis Staudt, Norman Westberg, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris, and Paul Wallfisch. Swans have released a collage image featuring photos of the various contributors.

Gira had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 - 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I'd like to see the songs I've written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They're all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy."

Swans' fall tour dates will feature Michael Gira on a solo tour with Norman Westberg. 

Swans Tour Dates:

Michael Gira Solo Tour with Norman Westberg:

11 Oct - Skanu Mezs Festival - Riga, Latvia
13 Oct - Saint Petersburg, Russia
15 Oct - Moskva, Russia
18 Oct - Athina, Greece
19 Oct - Thessaloniki, Greece
23 Oct - Ljubljana, Slovenia
25 Oct - Bucharest, Romania
26 Oct - Cluj-napoca, Romania
28 Oct - Warsaw, Poland
29 Oct - Warsaw, Poland
31 Oct - Kyiv, Ukraine
1 Nov - Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Nov - Helsinki, Finland

Swans 2020 European Tour:

25 April - Leipzig DE - Conne Island
26 April - Krems an der Donau AT - Donau Festival at Stadtsaal Krems
28 April - Berlin DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
29 April - Prague CZ - Divaldo ARCHA Theatre
30 April - Warsaw PL - Progresia
3 May - Stockholm SE - Nalen
4 May - Copenhagen DK - Vega Main Hall
5 May - Hamburg DE - Übel & Gefährlich
8 May - Barcelona ES - Razzmatazz
9 May - Madrid ES - KristonFest at Sala la Riviera
10 May - Porto PT - Hard Club
13 May - Zürich CH - Rote Fabrik 
14 May - Milan IT - Santeria Social Club
15 May - Belfort FR - La Poudriere
18 May - Wiesbaden DE - Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
19 May - Paris FR - Le Trabendo
20 May - Amsterdam NL - Paradiso Music Hall
22 May - Brussels BE - AB
23 May - Cologne DE - Gebäude 9
26 May - London UK - EartH
27 May - London UK - EartH

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