Album Review: Swans’ The Glowing Man

Album Review: Swans‘ The Glowing Man ~Nick Nihil It’s both amazing and not too surprising at this point that a band as visionary, talented, and experienced as Swans can continue to evolve and deepen their uniquely monolithic attack. They’re certainly not the only band identified by heavy, droning dirges that find meditative peace within force […]

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Special Feature: Nick Nihil’s Favorite Albums of 2014

Nick Nihil’s Favorite Albums of 2014: Swans: To Be Kind As good as, if not better than, their last record, The Seer, which makes it as good as, if not better than anything else they’ve released across their history. Best band on the planet right now. Swans – To Be Kind ~ Jacob Cooper: Silver […]

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Show Review & Photos: Swans w/ Carla Bozulich @ Showbox at the Market

Swans with special guest Carla Bozulich, 9/4/2014 Review by Nick Nihil Photos by Dagmar Swans‘ Michael Gira Carla Bozulich has always been an odd one. I mean that in the best way. Touring with a trio, which she says is incredibly difficult for her material, she began the show hopping around on stage as a […]

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Show Preview: Swans & Carla Bozulich @ Showbox at the Market, September 4th

Swans with special guest Carla Bozulich, Sept. 4th at The Showbox Market by Nick Nihil Swans – photo by Matias Corral For all the problems artists have found with file sharing and streaming services, the Internet has been fairly kind to a handful of ‘unaccessible’ artists like Scott Walker, and especially Swans, whose popularity and […]

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Show Review & Photos: Swans & Wooden Wand @ Neumos

I could tell that Swans were really happy about how Saturday night’s show went. And they should have been happy about it. While the audience applauded and moved to the music, there was very little – if no – conversation among the capacity crowd. Instead, they hung onto each lyric and note. Swans’ music can […]

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