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Swans announce plans for new album

on June 02, 2013, 9:49pm

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Since returning in 2010 with My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky, their first album in 14 years, Michael Gira and Swans have been on a roll. They’ve toured consistently behind that album and its follow-up, last year’s Top Star-earning LP, The Seer. Now, via Facebook, they’ve announced plans for two more releases, including their thirteenth studio album to date.

thanks to all who came to our recent shows in europe. it means the world to us to be in the center of the storm with you… it is a life giving, regenerative event for us to make this music, and my hope is that a positive effect is shared by all. thank you for allowing us to make a fresh world in real time. your involvement means everything! … a few more of these short tours are upcoming, then a live album (hand made), then a new studio album using the live versions of these new songs you may have experienced as a starting point. so, the studio album will move forward from the live versions you’ve possibly witnessed (which have already changed nightly in the recent tour-s), and there will also be studio-only songs as well. we feel blessed to be able to do the thing we love, and profoundly moved that some people on this earth find something of value in our work. thank you! – michael gira / swans

“She Loves Us” is among the new songs performed live in recent months. Watch performance footage spanning 20 minutes and two videos below.

 Swans’ upcoming tour schedule includes dates with both Low and Pharmakon across the U.S. this summer.

Swans 2013 Tour Dates:
06/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fesival
06/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
06/16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/19 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
06/22 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/23 – Clisson, FR @ Hell Fest
07/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Olde National Centre *
07/19 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/22 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House #
07/23 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House #
07/24 – Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone # #
07/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
07/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall #
08/13 – Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Rooms
08/14 – Belfast, UK @ The Limelight 2
08/15 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
08/16 – Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue
08/18 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival

* = w/ Low
# = w/ Pharmakon

Photo by Jeremy D. Larson

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