Watch: Swans Throw Down The Gauntlet, Challenge Fans To A Staring Contest

    Swans have always been a band that’s tried to challenge fans. Normally it’s occurred through strange and complex albums; this time it’s through a staring contest. In a new video with Pitchfork.tv we see the band just sitting there, dressed like some kind of rock and roll hit squad for over a minute with nothing but ambient noise to soothe the rapid onset of unease that comes with the band’s unwavering gaze. No interview, no information, just cold, blank stares. See if you’re up to Swans newest challenge, have a staring contest with them. [Pitchfork.tv]