Listen to new Swans track
2014-03-21 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 58 Comments
Swans have started streaming 'A Little God In Our Hands', the first track off the new LP, To Be Kind to see the light of day. The album will be released on May 13 through Young God/Mute Records.

Along with the song, the album art was also revealed, featuring 6 paintings by Bob Biggs each displayed on a different panel. To use them, it took over three decades for Michael Gira to obtain Biggs' consent.

Read the whole story behind the album art and listen to 'A Little God In Our Hands' here: http://pitchfork.com/news/54441-swans-share-new-song-a-little-god-in-our-hands-six-part-art-for-new-album-to-be-kind/
Tagged: Swans

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icatchthirtythree
March 21st 2014
354 Comments


That was great! Now I'm really pumped.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 21st 2014
16089 Comments


5/5 song goddamn

oltnabrick
March 21st 2014
31552 Comments


i love it

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 21st 2014
3502 Comments


they say the track's a free download. i didn't find the link in the paragraph or the Young God website, if someone does, feel free to post it here and i'll add it to the article.

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BigPleb
March 21st 2014
37888 Comments


That was fucking awesome.

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 21st 2014
16089 Comments


you literally just click " Swans: "A Little God in My Hands" next to the play button


insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 21st 2014
3502 Comments


oooooh, that was veeeery slick.

Underflow
March 21st 2014
2675 Comments


Album cover of the year.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 21st 2014
16089 Comments


listened to it on my shitty laptop speakers then through my sound system and it sounds surprisingly awesome in shitty quality

gira yr work knows no auditory bounds

drakefan421
March 21st 2014
192 Comments


I HAVE A BONER

oltnabrick
March 21st 2014
31552 Comments


The whole album is actually streaming here if you want to spoil yourselves with the new Swans LP two months before it comes out.


ResidentNihilist
March 21st 2014
1189 Comments


oltna stick to trying to be black dude.

Futures
March 21st 2014
12359 Comments


lol

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oltnabrick
March 21st 2014
31552 Comments


um


drakefan421
March 21st 2014
192 Comments


oltna stick to trying to be black dude. [2]

oltnabrick
March 21st 2014
31552 Comments


u guys being serious or

Uranium
March 21st 2014
7281 Comments


Amazing, amazing, amazing song and those album covers are hilarious

IronGiant
March 21st 2014
935 Comments


could never get into swans before (too unaccessible/sludgy for me personally) but this is freaking awesome. if album follows in this vein it will be an easy 4/5

Nikkolae
March 21st 2014
4870 Comments


goddamit i just cant get into this band, smh

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gryndstone
March 21st 2014
360 Comments


I love the story behind the baby paintings, track was outstanding.
super excited gonna puke

FadedSun
March 21st 2014
1317 Comments


They're playing in Boston on my bday. Must go!

North0House2
March 21st 2014
5889 Comments


I'm not a fan of Gira's attitude. But man does he make some bloody amazing music.

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FreddieDelaney31
March 21st 2014
106 Comments


song is just so fucking great. I will enjoy this more than The Seer.

TheBarber
March 21st 2014
2182 Comments


Grooves hard, artwork is terrifying

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GreyShadow
March 21st 2014
549 Comments


This was a lot more easy to access than what I have heard by this band so far. It's killer

Hovse
March 21st 2014
957 Comments


sounds different

aircycle
March 21st 2014
1021 Comments


i love new swans

Spluger
March 21st 2014
1188 Comments


hmmmmmm...

Ryus
March 21st 2014
4985 Comments


holy fuck this rules

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
March 21st 2014
13452 Comments


can't wait to 1 it

Polyethylene
March 21st 2014
3221 Comments


love at first listen

Green Baron
March 21st 2014
20325 Comments


They should make artwork with a Swan on the cover

Polyethylene
March 21st 2014
3221 Comments


Faith No More already did that, Gira is about INNOVATION and REVOLUTION jeez don't you read the papers

Thor
March 21st 2014
10202 Comments


swans > god

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icatchthirtythree
March 21st 2014
354 Comments


guys this is just way too good I can't handle it

zaruyache
March 21st 2014
7410 Comments


Super weird but of course I can dig it.

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Havey
March 21st 2014
9804 Comments


"They should make artwork with a Swan on the cover"

no

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EyesWideShut
March 21st 2014
3210 Comments


gira is god

SputnikSweetheart
March 21st 2014
206 Comments


sounds really promising

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 22nd 2014
8940 Comments


can't be the only one who thought that was fucking awful

but i probably am

flaffy
March 22nd 2014
158 Comments


they always have the best album covers

CaptainAaarrrggghhh
March 22nd 2014
179 Comments


Weird, was just contemplating the sound of To Be Kind while listening to The Seer. And now the new track is out.
Sounds like it could easily fit on The Seer. Not sure if it's a good thing.

Uranium
March 22nd 2014
7281 Comments


It's one of their easiest songs to digest but then again it's not. Needless to say, this tune has been on repeat all day.



Uranium
March 22nd 2014
7281 Comments


'can't be the only one who thought that was fucking awful'

there might be another person or two, but probably not -- this is tits

laterenima
March 22nd 2014
221 Comments


gira's voice and his grasp of melody gets better with age

ILiveInNetherlands
March 22nd 2014
512 Comments


this, sir

ShrillYell
March 22nd 2014
258 Comments


amazing track, the only band that continuously amazes me 20 or so years into their career.

Deadwing42
March 22nd 2014
143 Comments


this rules so fucking hard

Deadwing42
March 22nd 2014
143 Comments


oh my fuck song of the year so far jesus

aaronrkc
March 22nd 2014
180 Comments


I personally really like it, but I kinda understand why some fans wouldn’t like it. The track’s well-structured, easy to digest, so not necessarily what some people want out of a Swans track.

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clander270
March 22nd 2014
178 Comments


This song is much easier to listen to than their 30-minute epics or lengthy droning tracks, but it's so fucking good. So excited for this album.

fuckthatnoise
March 22nd 2014
1479 Comments


CD1:
1. Screen Shot (8:04)
2. Just A Little Boy (for Chester Burnett) (12:39)
3. A Little God In My Hands (7:08)
4. Bring The Sun / Toussaint L’Ouverture (34:05)
5. Some Things We Do (5:09)
CD2:
1. She Loves Us (17:00)
2. Kirsten Supine (10:32)
3. Oxygen ( 7:59)
4. Nathalie Neal (10:14)
5. To Be Kind (8:22)

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
March 22nd 2014
266 Comments


smoothly does it.

ShrillYell
March 23rd 2014
258 Comments


"but I kinda understand why some fans wouldn’t like it. "

You mean fans of only The Seer?

A lot of their older stuff (i.e., Great Annihilator, White Light, etc) are much more straightforward in structure. And to be honest, fans just want to be delightfully surprised by these guys. A The Seer part 2 would have been the most disappointing move.

Uranium
March 23rd 2014
7281 Comments


agreed shrilly

Trophycase
March 28th 2014
204 Comments


Another 34 minute song. Fuck yeah.

Rowan5215
March 28th 2014
28827 Comments


This is fantastic

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Polyethylene
March 28th 2014
3221 Comments


Aw yeah!



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