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    SWANS have announced a United States tour for April and May 2024, following European dates. The tour details, which are shared on the heels of a triumphant tour across Europe, N America, and the UK, will see the current incarnation of Swans perform– starting from April 12 through to mid-May. Full details below.

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    SWANS have announced a European tour for February and March 2024. The tour details, which are shared on the heels of a triumphant tour across Europe, N America, and the UK, will see the current incarnation of Swans perform in theatres, churches and festivals – starting from 7 February through to mid-March – with support from Maria W Horn. Full details below.


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    SWANS have announced details of their sixteenth studio album, The Beggar, due for release on Mute / Young God Records (N America) on 23 June 2023. The Beggar will be released on double vinyl in a brown chipboard sleeve with a download card for accessing an additional 44 minutes of music (also included on the album's CD version), as a double CD in a brown chipboard digi-pack, as well as digitally.   The Beggar was recorded and mixed at Candy Bomber Studio, Berlin, engineered by Ingo Krauss and mastered by Doug Henderson at Micro-Moose, Berlin. The album was written and produced by Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light, as well as Guest Swan Ben Frost. “After numerous pandemic-induced cancellations of tours for the previous Swans album leaving meaning, and an apparent bottomless pit of waiting, waiting, waiting, and the strange disorientation that came with this sudden but interminable forced isolation I decided it was time to write songs for a new Swans album and forget about everything else. They came relatively easily, always informed by the suspicion that these could be my last. When I finally was able to travel, songs......

  • July 2020 Newsletter


    Hello There, Hope you are well and staying healthy in these trying and claustrophobic times. Around here stasis, and even entropy have set in, as the protracted waiting and isolation sees the walls grow a crust, and stalagmites perceptibly wind their way down from the ceiling, millimeter by millimeter. Nevertheless, joy is in the air! Though numerous Swans tours have been either cancelled or postponed, and the future remains uncertain, we have devised a few ways to keep things interesting and solvent until something opens up again and we can get back to making music.  - Inevitably, we've made some Swans Covid masks, and they're available here. One is black with the white teeth from the album, Filth. The other is grey, with white letters, helpfully declaring the civic-minded statement: "You Fucking People Make Me Sick". Enjoy! - is offering everything at the site at a 20% discount (the masks excepted and the DVD mentioned below excepted) from July 24 through August 31. Just enter the discount code "Minus Something" during check out. In addition, the 2XCD of my personal  favorite Swans album of the 4 albums made between 2010 - 2016, The Glowing Man, is available for only  $5. Due......

  • Swans 2020 Tour Dates


    This collection of individuals will comprise the musical group Swans in live performance in 2020. They will interpret material from the album "leaving meaning." as well as perform new, unrecorded material... Christopher Pravdica - bass guitar, weird-ass sounds, keyboards, loops; Dana Schechter - bass guitar, lap steel, keyboard; Ben Frost - Synthesizer, Mellotron, electric guitar; Kristof Hahn - lap steel, electric guitar, loops; Phil Puleo - drums, percussion, hammer dulcimer; Michael Gira - acoustic and electric guitars, voice... Here are the European shows that have been booked (US shows announcing soon):

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