|Swans new album details|
2012-05-31 by Voivod STAFF | 42 Replies | 2494 Views
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:
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
10. A Piece of the Sky
11. The Apostate
Digging: Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate
Jarboe and Grasshoper from Mercury Rev have participated in the record.
Put it in the item as well.
It might yeh
This sounds like it's gonna be awesome. Can't wait.
IIIIIII CCCCCCCAAAAAANNNNNN SSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEE YYYYYYYOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU
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.
Digging: Godflesh - Slavestate
CAN'T FUCKING WAIT
2 hours is too long for my liking.
I stand corrected. Gladly.
this sounds like too much tbh
too much Swans? no
It's gonna rule.
Another album over 2+ hours? Jesus. I think that's a little overbearing, considering there's only 11 tracks.
Digging: Lethian Dreams - Season of Raven Words
Jarboes back fuck yeah.
gonna rule of course
old news sorta new about this ages ago, also Dead Can Dance album on aug 9 so will be a nice post-punk year
Yeah, because Swans still make post-punk.
Lol. Swans and DCD have many other influences that go way beyond the standardized post-punk genre tag
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.
sounds like Soundtracks pt.2..
actually heard that is was really a 4 hour drone album..
this will be fucking amazing.
This might rule but the length seems even more daunting than Sountracks.
They all look like murder-fetishists.
Digging: Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
ben frost is also gonna be on there i think
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.
so so excited.
Digging: Lady Gaga - Artpop
I'm pretty excited.
I am so excited for this. Gonna be AOTY for sure.
Digging: SORNE - Ego Altar
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.
Can't really sample something this massive.
those track-lengths are boner-inducing. haven't even listened to the samples yet.
samples sound so good
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.
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)
guess what leaaaaked... :]
you're bad! ]:
Album cover is fucking hilarious.