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"[T]he uncompromising visions of Gira are beginning to feel more and more self-indulgent with each record."
"...instantly recognisable as a Swans work with its panoramic epics and brutal crescendos."
An hour and half was plenty for Swans at the Corner.
Swans left the audience hooked and wanting more at MONA FOMA.
Melbourne and Sydney dates locked in
Michael Gira speaks candidly about Swans upcoming album, To Be Kind, and their creative process.
To Be Kind is a masterwork of the highest order, one of 2014’s finest releases, and a highlight from a 30-year-plus discography.
Many bands fade away with age, but for Swans it’s only made them more menacing.
This set was draining, physically and emotionally, to be sure, and could be seen as being music for masochists; but there was beauty in the brutality.
The Seer is easily the best thing Swans have ever done.