Monday, September 20, 2010

Stream new Swans record in its entirety

The new Swans album "My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky" can be listened to in its entirety on 3VOOR12's "Luisterpaal". This highly anticipated album is as powerful and diverse as anything Gira’s done, in Swans or otherwise. It opens with the epic, soul-crushing (bone crushing?) No Words/No Thoughts, but quickly veers to more pastoral terrain, then on to ever-ascending mono-tonal grooves, a filmic-folk idyll featuring Devendra Banhart on lead vocal that abruptly shifts to cataclysm, then on to more airplane-taking-off ascensions, art songs, and more lethal sonic pummeling. In short, this is the new SWANS album, a significant advance from where Swans left off and as challenging and emotionally demanding as ever.

Click here to listen.

Swans will be opening the Le Guess Who? festival on Wednesday Nov 24. More information on www.leguesswho.com.

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