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Swans Set To Record New Album
Laurie Tuffrey , June 3rd, 2013 06:29

Michael Gira: "a few more of these short tours are upcoming, then a live album (hand made), then a new studio album"

Michael Gira has confirmed that a new Swans studio album, as well as a live album, will be in the works shortly, report The Line Of Best Fit.

The frontman wrote about the follow-up to last year's The Seer in a post on the band's Facebook page, which reads in full: "thanks to all who came to our recent shows in europe. it means the world to us to be in the center of the storm with you... it is a life giving, regenerative event for us to make this music, and my hope is that a positive effect is shared by all. thank you for allowing us to make a fresh world in real time. your involvement means everything! ... a few more of these short tours are upcoming, then a live album (hand made), then a new studio album using the live versions of these new songs you may have experienced as a starting point. so, the studio album will move forward from the live versions you've possibly witnessed (which have already changed nightly in the recent tour-s), and there will also be studio-only songs as well. we feel blessed to be able to do the thing we love, and profoundly moved that some people on this earth find something of value in our work. thank you! - michael gira / swans".

Have a read of our review of Swans' gig at Koko last month here, and listen to The Seer opener 'Lunacy' below:

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