Swans
Features // 15 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
Media // 1 Articles
//Features

Finding the Image: Michael Gira Talks Swans' Creative Process
2 Aug 2016 // 9:00 PM

Michael Gira discusses the mistake that led to a critical part of the latest Swans album, building a collective mind, and the art of Francis Bacon.

The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 8:10 AM

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

//Reviews

Swans: The Great Annihilator / Michael Gira: Drainland
28 Jun 2017 // 3:58 AM

By pairing The Great Annihilator with Drainland, the emotional rawness of Gira and Jarboe's art comes through in full color.

Swans: White Light From the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life
14 Dec 2015 // 9:30 PM

Though these early '90s records have a bright transcendence that makes them feel like outliers, they fit perfectly into the Swans canon.

//Blogs

Blood and Thunder: Entering the Echo Chamber
28 May 2015 // 4:02 AM

In an age when writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.

Swans - "I'll Cry for You" (audio) (Premiere)
14 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

You can now hear a long-lost Swans tune from the Filth era, that didn't see a proper release at first -- because someone's parents said no.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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