Swans fans rejoice; the momentous rock outfit have released details of their forthcoming new full-length, The Seer.

Described by band's main force Michael Gira as "the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I’ve ever made, been involved in or imagined, the entire record is a whopping two hours long and features some of the world's most talented artists, from Karen O to Al and Mimi of Low to Akron/Family to Ben Frost."

Gira himself releases the following statement about 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!"

If that sounds as good to you as it does to us, then head on over to the Young God store now - if you order directly from them, you'll also receive a free Swans live tour DVD, the trailer for which you can view below.

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Tracklist:

  • 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