Swans Touring, Recording New Album

    Seminal post-punk outfit Swans are back at it again. Last year, frontman Michael Gira reassembled the band for some gigs and, oh, the very good My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. It was their first album since 1996’s Soundtracks for the Blind and apparently not just a one-off reunion record.


    Gira and company are currently recording a follow-up to My Father Will…, which is set to feature tracks named “The Seer,” “Mother of the World,” and “A Piece of the Sky.” They’re also hitting the road in the coming months and putting together a live album from their more recent concerts. According to Pitchfork, profits raised from the live album, which drops in October, will help cover costs associated with recording the new album.


    Both the new album and the live album will be released on Gira’s Young God Records. You can view the tour dates below.


    09.08 Baltimore, MD: Sonar
    09.09 Raleigh, NC: Hopscotch Festival
    09.10 Asheville, NC: Orange Peel
    09.11 Charlotte, NC: Tremont Music Hall
    09.13 Orlando, FL: The Social
    09.14 West Palm Beach, FL: Respectable Street
    09.15 Tallahassee, FL: Engine Room
    09.16 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse
    09.17 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge
    09.20 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
    09.21 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall
    09.22 Chicago, IL: Bottom Lounge
    09.23 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom
    09.24 Lexington, KY: Buster’s Backroom
    09.27 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
    09.29 Boston, MA: Royale Nightclub
    10.01 Asbury Park, NJ: ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival