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The Angels of Light

Angels of Light are an American experimental group that was formed circa 1998 by singer/guitarist Michael Gira after hedisbanded Swans, the group he had founded in 1982. The band has marked a distinctly different style for Gira since he leftSwans, most noticeably being musically more melodic and less brutal than his previous efforts.Before the band was formed, Gira intended to call his post-Swans acoustic/song-based project The Pleasure Seekers. This namewas discarded because there had been a group with the same name in the 1960s. The first two live performances of what wouldbecome the Angels ...read more

Angels of Light are an American experimental group that was formed circa 1998 by singer/guitarist Michael Gira after hedisbanded Swans, the group he had founded in 1982. The band has marked a distinctly different style for Gira since he leftSwans, most noticeably being musically more melodic and less brutal than his previous efforts.Before the band was formed, Gira intended to call his post-Swans acoustic/song-based project The Pleasure Seekers. This namewas discarded because there had been a group with the same name in the 1960s. The first two live performances of what wouldbecome the Angels of Light (the Tonic/Bowery Ballroom benefit shows) were billed as "Michael Gira with guests".Angels of Light include many New York City collaborators, including Dana Schechter of Bee and Flower, Kid Congo Powers of TheCramps, Larry Mullins aka Toby Dammit, Bliss Blood of The Moonlighters, Thor Harris of Shearwater, and most recently theBrooklyn band Akron/Family as well as Berlin-based Swans guitarist Christoph Hahn and freak-folk musician Devendra Banhart.All Angels of Light albums have been released on Michael Gira's label Young God Records. « hide

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