SPIN's 25 Summer Albums You Gotta Hear
The Seer (Young God)
Release date: August 28
The Skinny: Oh man, this thing is a doozy. A merciless two hours of pummeling Glenn Branca-esque metal and desolate tumbleweed doom from the recharged alt-noise legends, spanning two CDs or three pieces of vinyl. The massive guest list could be a summer preview in itself: Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low, classic Swans sparring partner Jarboe, and the whole damn Akron/Family on background vocals.
Worth Noting: The sessions for The Seer were basically nonstop between October of 2011 and this March. As Gira told SPIN: "I'm a completely wrung-out wash cloth of a human being." C.W.
Listen: "The Seer"