The legendary SWANS will release their much anticipated new album ‘The Seer’ in just 2 weeks on 28th August 2012, released by Young God Records, it’ll be available as a 2x Digipack CD, 3x LP as well as a digital download, there will also be a Special Edition DVD available direct from Young God Records which also includes a live SWANS DVD.
Commented Michael Gira on the album…
“The Seer took 30 years to make. It’s the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I’ve ever made, been involved in or imagined. But it’s unfinished, like the songs themselves. It’s one frame in a reel. The frames blur, blend and will eventually fade.
The songs began on an acoustic guitar, then were fleshed out with (invaluable) help from my friends, then were further tortured and seduced in the studio, and now they await further cannibalism and force-feeding as we prepare to perform some of them live, at which point they’ll mutate further, endlessly, or perhaps be discarded for a while.
Despite what you might have heard or presumed, my goal is to spread light and joy through the world. My friends in Swans are all stellar men. Without them I’m a fluffy kitten, an infant. Our goal is the same: ecstasy!”
The Seer tracklisting:
02. Mother of the World
03. The Wolf
04. The Seer
05. The Seer Returns
06. 93 Ave. B Blues
07. The Daughter Brings the Water
08. Song for a Warrior
10. A Piece of the Sky
11. The Apostate
Total Running Time: approx. 2 hrs.
The SWANS will also be touring the UK and Europe during November and December which also includes an appearance at the Iceland Airways Festival and the Koko in London, support along the way comes by the way of Sir Richard Bishop.
Confirmed UK/European dates:
01-Nov: Reykjavik, Iceland – Iceland Airways Festival
15-Nov: London, UK – Koko
16-Nov: Glasgow, UK – The Arches
17-Nov: Manchester, UK – Sound Control
19-Nov: Paris, FR – Le Trabendo
20-Nov: Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
21-Nov: Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
22-Nov: Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel
23-Nov: Copenhagen, DK – Det Kgl. Danske Konservatories Koncertsal
24-Nov: Oslo, N – Parkteatret
27-Nov: Prague, CZ – Lucenra Music Bar
28-Nov: Vienna, Au – Arena Big Hall
30-Nov: Bologna, IT – Locomotiv
02-Dec: Kortrijk, BG – De Kreun- Sunns curator festival
03-Dec: Bern, CH – Reitschule Gross Halle
04-Dec: Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
Source: Gold Star PR