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Swans are an influential American post-punk band initially active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band is noted for its droning vocals and strange instrumentation. On January, 2010,MichaelGira begun working on new material for the band and it officially reformed with mostly the same line-up, excludingfemalevocalist Jarboe, who chose to work on her individual career.

The band gained a great deal of recognition long after theirdisbanding-and-reformation, partly due to the unexpected popularitypeak obtained with the release o ...read more

Swans are an influential American post-punk band initially active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band is noted for its droning vocals and strange instrumentation. On January, 2010,MichaelGira begun working on new material for the band and it officially reformed with mostly the same line-up, excludingfemalevocalist Jarboe, who chose to work on her individual career.

The band gained a great deal of recognition long after theirdisbanding-and-reformation, partly due to the unexpected popularitypeak obtained with the release of 2012's "The Seer".Despite the band members dismissing being or ever being a part of themetal scene, the band's broody, dark atmosphere hasproven extremely influential to many extreme metal bands, and are oftenseen a pioneers of several scenes, such as the slow,depressing post-rock (That would later become much more popular in thehands of Godspeed You! Black Emperor). « hide

Similar Bands: The Angels Of Light, Jarboe, Michael Gira, World Of Skin, Godflesh

LPs
To Be Kind
2014

4.1
707 Votes
The Seer
08/27/2012

4.1
1,083 Votes
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
2010

3.8
458 Votes
Soundtracks for the Blind
1996

4.5
616 Votes
The Great Annihilator
1995

4.2
401 Votes
Love of Life
1992

3.6
163 Votes
White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
1991

4.2
373 Votes
The Burning World
1989

3.2
198 Votes
Children of God
1987

4.3
476 Votes
Holy Money
1986

3.6
199 Votes
Greed
1985

3.4
189 Votes
Cop
1984

3.7
256 Votes
Filth
1983

4
487 Votes
EPs
Oxygen
2014

3.5
2 Votes
Die Tur ist zu
1996

4.3
18 Votes
Love Will Tear Us Apart
1988

3.4
28 Votes
Young God
1984

3.7
58 Votes
Swans
1982

3.5
42 Votes
Live Albums
Not Here / Not Now
10/14/2013

4.3
23 Votes
We Rose from Your Bed with the Sun in Our Head
02/02/2012

4.1
22 Votes
Swans Are Dead
1998

4.6
69 Votes
Real Love
1996

3.4
5 Votes
Kill the Child: 1985/1986/1987 Live
1993

4.1
7 Votes
Omniscience
1992

3.4
7 Votes
Anonymous Bodies in an Empty Room
1990

3.3
15 Votes
Feel Good Now
1987

3.7
14 Votes
Public Castration Is a Good Idea
1986

4.1
82 Votes
Compilations
Various Failures
1999

4.3
24 Votes
Body To Body, Job To Job
1991

3.7
24 Votes
World Of Skin
1988

3.4
10 Votes

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