Swans nearly finished recording The Seer double album: “complete synthesis of everything […] Swans has done”

Swans nearly finished recording The Seer double album: "complete synthesis of everything [...] Swans has done"

Swans were dead. Then, in the middle of the band’s long-delayed burial ritual, Swans’ father — overcome with grief — upended the ceremony by guiding the band up a rope to the sky via circuit-bent remote control. Now, with the funeral audience captivated and nervous, whispering theories on how Michael Gira’s cowboy hat stayed on through the whole process, Swans’ father has his index finger poised and trembling before the concealed button that will ignite the kerosene-doused rope and spray mourners’ faces with bits of unidentifiable pink goo from the sky.

A.K.A. Swans are almost finished recording their new album The Seer, and it’s going to be BRIG! Wait sorry I mean BIG! Gira spoke with Spin today about the album’s progress and guessed that it should be out sometime this summer on Young God. Swans recently released a two-disc live album to raise recording funds, which offered a whiff of the new album’s grandiosity. The Seer will be a massive two-hour epic on double CD and triple vinyl that is “the complete synthesis of everything [Gira’s] done and Swans has done,” including “pretty intense” moments mixed with “pastoral” ones, and featuring guest appearances from Karen O, Alan and Mimi of Low, and Akron/Family.

Yep. Now don’t get so excited that you forget about these Michael Gira solo dates… he’d be very sad and might cancel the whole Seer project if these venues aren’t packed. We all have to do our part to get this Swans record finished!

Michael Gira solo dates:

03.15.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall $
03.16.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo $
03.22.12 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door $
03.23.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios $
03.24.12 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater %

$ Sir Richard Bishop
% Wovenhand

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

[Photo: Amelie Sjöstrand Gereholt]

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