Swans new album details
2012-05-31 by Voivod STAFF | 42 Comments

American Post-Punk veterans Swans have revealed details about a new album titled The Seer, set for release in August 27.

The album spans over a duration of 2+ hours (2CD and 3LP packages will be available) with some songs lasting as much as 30 minutes. Guest appearances will include Jarboe and Grasshoper from Mercury Rev.

According to Michael Gira, The Seer is the absolute incarnation of everything he and the band have endeavored in the past.




The track list of the record is as follows:

1. Lunacy
2. Mother of the World
3. The Wolf
4. The Seer
5. The Seer Returns
6. 93 Ave. B Blues
7. The Daughter Brings the Water
8. Song for a Warrior
9. Avatar
10. A Piece of the Sky
11. The Apostate



Source:
http://www.rocking.gr/news/Oi_Swans_apokaluptoun_tis_leptomereies_tou_neou_to us_diskou/13000/

http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/03/swans-to-release-double-album-the-seer/

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Butkuiss
May 31st 2012

3869 Comments


No Jarboe.

Digging: The National - High Violet

Dimor
May 31st 2012

1738 Comments


Incredible band

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2012

5611 Comments


Jarboe and Grasshoper from Mercury Rev have participated in the record.

Put it in the item as well.

Digging: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

Dimor
May 31st 2012

1738 Comments


Nah

Dimor
May 31st 2012

1738 Comments


It might yeh

MichaelSnoxall
May 31st 2012

12163 Comments


This sounds like it's gonna be awesome. Can't wait.

MichaelSnoxall
May 31st 2012

12163 Comments


IIIIIII CCCCCCCAAAAAANNNNNN SSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEE YYYYYYYOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU

GuanoBumbershoot
May 31st 2012

1125 Comments


Finally started listening to this band after years of being aware of there existence. Have a lot of records to get into me, but i'll be listening to this.

Decapod
May 31st 2012

987 Comments


YES!

Digging: Ben Frost - A U R O R A

ThroneOfAgony
May 31st 2012

3485 Comments


CAN'T FUCKING WAIT

mrbloke
May 31st 2012

200 Comments


2 hours is too long for my liking.

Butkuiss
May 31st 2012

3869 Comments


I stand corrected. Gladly.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
May 31st 2012

10553 Comments


this sounds like too much tbh

Digging: Saintseneca - Dark Arc

DoubtGin
May 31st 2012

6685 Comments


too much Swans? no

Goatlord
May 31st 2012

405 Comments


It's gonna rule.

ILJ
May 31st 2012

6540 Comments


Another album over 2+ hours? Jesus. I think that's a little overbearing, considering there's only 11 tracks.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 31st 2012

8581 Comments


excited :]

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BallsToTheWall
May 31st 2012

44164 Comments


Jarboes back fuck yeah.

Graveyard
May 31st 2012

5386 Comments


gonna rule of course

BlueW
May 31st 2012

2092 Comments


old news sorta new about this ages ago, also Dead Can Dance album on aug 9 so will be a nice post-punk year

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 31st 2012

16125 Comments


Yeah, because Swans still make post-punk.

Graveyard
May 31st 2012

5386 Comments


Lol. Swans and DCD have many other influences that go way beyond the standardized post-punk genre tag

BlueW
May 31st 2012

2092 Comments


i know it's difficult to classify but I seriously have no specific tag for either of them. Fuck me and my tagging I guess. Still doesn't make me less pumped.

EyesWideShut
May 31st 2012

3028 Comments


sounds like Soundtracks pt.2..

actually heard that is was really a 4 hour drone album..

Alxander19
May 31st 2012

123 Comments


this will be fucking amazing.

Yazz_Flute
May 31st 2012

18735 Comments


This might rule but the length seems even more daunting than Sountracks.

They all look like murder-fetishists.

Digging: Anekdoten - Vemod

Spare
May 31st 2012

5223 Comments


unimaginably psyched

ben frost is also gonna be on there i think

TheFifthEye
May 31st 2012

121 Comments


Just got into these guys and have only heard Soundtracks... and My Father... so I'm pretty excited about this. Not too psyched about Jarboe but I've only heard'em with Neurosis and that was a little soso but we'll see.

Foaming
May 31st 2012

298 Comments


Aoty easily.

chaos17
May 31st 2012

296 Comments


so so excited.

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InvertTheInverted
May 31st 2012

614 Comments


I'm pretty excited.

North0House2
May 31st 2012

5584 Comments


I am so excited for this. Gonna be AOTY for sure.

Digging: Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha

AStableReference
June 1st 2012

1826 Comments


Really looking forward to this. I was hoping that the album versions of the new tracks they did live wouldn't be trimmed down, and the thing about the track lengths would imply they didn't.

Extremely excited.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2012

8581 Comments


http://www.amazon.com/The-Seer/dp/B008KY6RQO/

samples :]

eternium
July 16th 2012

16208 Comments


Can't really sample something this massive.

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fuckthatnoise
July 16th 2012

1479 Comments


those track-lengths are boner-inducing. haven't even listened to the samples yet.

Relinquished
July 16th 2012

22350 Comments


samples sound so good

fuckthatnoise
July 16th 2012

1479 Comments


that they do. but yeah there's no fucking way this is gonna be indicative of what this as a whole is gonna sound like.

anticipating this album to be on a "Lift Your Skinny Fists..."-type of scale.

AStableReference
July 17th 2012

1826 Comments


It really has the potential to be amazing. Fingers crossed.

(Late to say this but I find this entry's lack of mention of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low being featured on this album disturbing)

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2012

8581 Comments


guess what leaaaaked... :]

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2012

8581 Comments


you're bad! ]:

Yazz_Flute
July 20th 2012

18735 Comments


Album cover is fucking hilarious.



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