This week, NPR’s First Listen series is streaming the new albums from Baltimore electro wiz Dan Deacon and Michael Gira’s celebrated experimental rock project Swans.
Deacon will release America, his first album in three years and his debut with Domino Records, on August 28th. The nine-track effort sits at an “intersection of noise, pop, dance and chamber music,” according to a press release. You can stream it here.
Swans will release their new double album, The Seer, on August 28th via Gira’s own imprint Young God. Described by Gira as “the complete synthesis of everything I’ve done and Swans has done,” the two-disc, three LP set spans over two hours, with some of the songs as long as 30 minutes. For the record, Gira was joined by the same lineup he’s been touring with over the last year, as well as guest collaborators like Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, Low’s Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, and Akron/Family. You can stream it here.