by Andrew Sacher

Swans at Warsaw in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Swans

As mentioned, NYC experimental rock legends Swans will release their new album, To Be Kind, which features St. Vincent, Cold Specks and Little Annie, on May 13 via Young God. Over the weekend they released a track from it, "A Little God in My Hands," which is pretty catchy and funky as far as Swans songs go. Check that out, along with all 6 panels of the album's cover art, below.

The band also have a previously discussed tour, which hits NYC on May 18 at Bowery Ballroom and May 19 at MHOW with Norway's Jenny Hval. Tickets for both NYC shows are still available. The band also just announced more North American dates. No others in NYC, but there's a few new Northeast dates in July including a New Haven show.

Updated dates are listed, with the new song and cover arts, below...

---

Swans - "A Little God In My Hands"

Swans

Swans

Swans

Swans

Swans

Swans

Swans -- 2014 Tour Dates
03-24 Odessa, Ukraine - Bernardazzi Wine Club #
03-26 Bucharest, Romania - Control Club #
03-27 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv #
03-28 Milan, Italy - Bloom #
03-29 Berlin, Germany - Kantine @ Berghain #
05-14 Washington, DC - Black Cat Mainstage *
05-15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
05-17 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub *
05-18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
05-19 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
05-22 Manchester, England - Academy 2 *
05-23 Newcastle, England - Hoults Yard *
05-24 Glasgow, Scotland - The Arches *
05-25 Aberdeen, Scotland - The Lemon Tree *
05-27 London, England - Brixton Electric *
05-28 Bristol, England - Trinity Community Arts *
05-29 Reading, England - Sub89 *
05-31 Birmingham, England - Supersonic Festival - Custard Factory *
06-01 Leeds, England - Cockpit
06-02 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
06-17 Quebec City, Quebec - Le Cercle
06-18 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre National
06-20 Toronto, Ontario - MNW Festival (Yonge-Dundas Square)
06-21 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
06-22 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
06-24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
06-26 Dallas, TX - Trees
06-27 Austin, TX - Mohawk
06-28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
06-30 Nashville, TN - Exit / In
07-01 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
07-02 Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
07-03 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
07-05 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
07-06 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place

# Michael Gira solo
* with Jenny Hval