New album by Swans with a ridiculously awesome title (as pointed out by Pitchfork) of “My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky” is set for release on September 21st via Michael Gira’s label Young God Records.
Gira commented on the album:
“THIS IS NOT A REUNION. It’s not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. After 5 Angels Of Light albums, I needed a way to move FORWARD, in a new direction, and it just so happens that revivifying the idea of Swans is allowing me to do that.”
The album will feature contributions from Norman Westberg, Bill Rieflin, Christoph Hahn, and Phil Puleo (all of whom were playing with Swans in the past), as well as Chris Pravdica (Flux Information Sciences/Services) and Thor Harris (Shearwater). Gira’s three year old daughter Saoirse is also going to make an appearance on the record.
01.No Words/No Thoughts
02. Reeling The Liars In
04. My Birth
05. You Fucking People Make Me Sick
06. Inside Madeline
07. Eden Prison
08. Little Mouth
Further Reading: Pitchfork / Tiny Mix Tapes
- Quarantine Interviews: Thor Harris
- My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky – The Reviews Are In!
- Swans – Details on New Album + Live Videos for "Avatar" & "The Apostate"
- New / Upcoming Music Releases – Swans, Brian Eno, Glitterburst and more!
- Swans In The News – Feb. 2012 – Live Album + More Details On “The Seer”