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Swans To Be Kind

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Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010) and 2012’s The Seer. The band's latest effort, To Be Kind, will be issued on Young God Records. Says producer Daniel Miller, “I can’t tell you how pleased and excited I am to be working with Michael again, the live shows he has been performing with Swans since they reformed have been utterly outstanding and like nothing else I’ve seen or heard before.”

"We (Swans) have recently completed our new album. It is called To Be Kind. The album was produced by me, and it was recorded by the venerable John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso Texas, and further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John’s studio in Dallas, Texas. We commenced rehearsals as Sonic Ranch in early October 2013, began recording soon thereafter, then completed the process of mixing with John in Dallas by mid December 2013. A good portion of the material for this album was developed live during the Swans tours of 2012/13. Much of the music was otherwise conjured in the studio environment.

"The Swans are: Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica. Special Guests for this record include: Little Annie (Annie sang a duet with me on the song Some Things We Do, the strings for which were ecstatically arranged and played by Julia Kent); St. Vincent (Annie Clark sang numerous, multi-tracked vocals throughout the record); Cold Specks (Al contributed numerous multi-tracked vocals to the song “Bring the Sun”); Bill Rieflin (honorary Swan Bill played instruments ranging from additional drums, to synthesizers, to piano, to electric guitar and so on. He has been a frequent contributor to Swans and Angels of Light and is currently playing with King Crimson)..." - Michael Gira

"...the sound of a celestial sledgehammer descending." - Time Magazine

"...Swans make their grandest statement yet!" - Rolling Stone

Swans To Be Kind Track Listing:

LP1
1. Screen Shot
2. Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)
3. A Little God In My Hands
4. Bring The Sun/Toussaint L'Ouverture Part One

LP2 
1. Bring The Sun/Toussaint L'Ouverture Part Two
2. Some Things We Do
3. She Loves Us

LP3 
1. Kirsten Supine
2. Oxygen
3. Nathalie Neal
4. To Be
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1. Screen Shot
2. Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)
3. A Little God In My Hands
4. Bring The Sun/Toussaint L'Ouverture Part One


LP2
1. Bring The Sun/Toussaint L'Ouverture Part Two
2. Some Things We Do
3. She Loves Us


LP3
1. Kirsten Supine
2. Oxygen
3. Nathalie Neal
4. To Be

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