Michael Gira reforms Swans – plans for new album & tour
Michael Gira @ The Stone in 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
The highly influential post-punk band has returned, sort of...
COMING SOON, NEW SWANS ALBUM AND TOUR(S)
The song "Jim" recently added to the [Michael Gira MySpace] playlist is an acoustic demo (solo at home) recording by Michael Gira. this, and many other new songs recorded in the same way comprise many of the new (rough versions) of songs under consideration, to be fleshed out on the coming new Swans album. A cd of these acoustic versions, as well as a live (2 shows) dvd of M.Gira will be for sale very soon as a hand made (by Gira) package called I Am Not Insane (CD/DVD). This package - in a limited edition of 1000 - will be sold in order to raise money for the Swans recordings/offset the huge costs involved... coming soon...
Principal players on the Swans album are (and there will be many special guests):
Michael Gira / gtr / voice / mendicant friar act (original Swans)
Norman Westberg - Guitar (original Swans)
Christophj Hahn - Guitar (mid period Swans and most Angels of Light)
Phil Puleo - Drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc (final Swans tour and most Angels)
Chris Pravdica - Bass and gadgets (Flux Information Sciences / Services / Gunga Din)
Thor Harris, Drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, etc etc... (Angels, now also with Shearwater)
Angels Of Light is temporarily on hold while gira pursues his "new" project... -[Michael Gira]
Fantastic news, though Jarboe is missing from the list of principal players. Stay tuned for more information.
Angels of Light was formed by Gira in 1998 after Swans broke up. Swans videos below...
Swans - Mtv interview + clips with Michael Gira and Jarboe 1992
Swans - music documentary
Swans - A Screw (Holy Money) (live)
Swans - Miracle Of Love
Swans - Love will tear us apart (cover)