Swans announce tons of North American and European tourdates, and we’re counting down the days until The Seer comes out on August 28

Swans announce tons of North American and European tourdates, and we're counting down the days until The Seer comes out on August 28

Nothing quite like a summer afternoon at TMT. When we’re not dashing off stories on our charmingly decoupaged typewriters, we’re eating popsicles and flying kites and hanging out in our one-of-a-kind, castle-shaped inflatable pool. Sometimes, we even make sangria and drink it out of mason jars.

Today, though, things got a little crazy. An owl crashed through the window with a scroll tied to one of its legs, and once we wrangled it off and unrolled it, we had to crack a code that consisted of star drawings and emoticons. Once we figured it out, the whole office went bonkers, because the note not only reminded us that Swans’ The Seer will be coming out on August 28 via Young Gods, but it also listed the parade of guests who helped out with the album (including Al and Mimi of Low, Karen O, Jarboe, and Akron/Family), plus a new batch of tourdates. We’ll be piling into a school bus and hitting the road for a staff field trip to catch a show or two, because here at TMT, we really dig Swans. Like, really dig Swans.

And, we found a nice little postscript scrawled at the bottom of the owl note. Michael Gira’s two cents:

“Despite what you might have heard or presumed, my quest is to spread light and joy through the world. My friends in Swans are all stellar men. Without them I’m a kitten, an infant. Our goal is the same: ecstasy!”

Tourdates:

09.06.12 - Vancouver BC - Venue *
09.07.12 - Seattle WA - Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room *
09.08.12 - Portland OR - Hawthorne Theater *
09.09-10.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Grand Ballroom *
09.11.12 - Los Angeles CA - The Music Box *
09.12.12 - Phoenix AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
09.14.12 - Austin TX - La Zona Rosa *
09.15.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
09.16.12 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
09.18.12 - Oklahoma City, OK - ACM Performance Lab *
09.19.12 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club *
09.20.12 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre *
09.21.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Fineline Music Cafe *
09.22.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall *
09.24.12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater *
10.10.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
10.11.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club #
10.12.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Mainstage #
10.13.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
10.14.12 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre #
10.16.12 - Orlando, FL - The Social #
10.17.12 - West Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street #
10.18.12 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder #
10.19.12 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West #
10.23.12 - St Louis, MO - Firebird #
10.24.12 - Chicago, IL - Cabaret Metro #
10.25.12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace #
10.26.12 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe #
11.01.12 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airways Festival %
11.15.12 - London, UK - Koko %
11.16.12 - Glasgow, UK - The Arches %
11.17.12 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control %
11.19.12 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo %
11.20.12 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje %
11.21.12 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat %
11.22.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel %
11.23.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Det Kgl. Danske Konservatories Koncertsal %
11.24.12 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret %
11.27.12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucenra Music Bar %
11.28.12 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Big Hall %
11.30.12 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv %
12.02.12 - Kortrijk, Belgium De Kreun- Sunns curator festival %
12.03.12 - Bern, Switzerland - Reitschule Gross Halle %
12.04.12 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks %

* Xiu Xiu
# A Hawk & Hacksaw
% Sir Richard Bishop

• Swans: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swans/13879391977
• Young God: http://younggodrecords.com

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