Swans are an American post-punk band originally active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York No Wave scene and stay intact into the next decade.
Formed by Gira in 1982, Swans employed a shifting lineup of musicians until their dissolution in 1997. Besides Gira, the only other constant members were keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Jarboe from 1984 to 1997, and semi-constant guitarist Norman Westberg. The band is noted for droning vocals and repetitive song structures.
9/10 - NME album of the week
"To say that Swans have had the mother of all comebacks would be an understatement" - 10/10 Drowned in Sound
"...feel and breathe the quality" - 4/5 The Skinny
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