I went to go see Jarboe this past weekend, so I had to post a Swans song today. This song is from the Flexidisc that was included with Reflex magazine in 1988. Despite the poor quality of the record (flexidiscs are such a bad idea) it ends up being a really interesting acoustic guitar driven version of one of the best tracks on the “Children Of God” LP. As far as I know, this was the only place that this song was released.

Update: Apparently this song was later released on the “Various Failures” cd. I never bothered to buy any of the reissue cds since I already owned the original releases. (Thanks for the info J Weber)
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2006/20060130/Swans-NewMind(Version).mp3|titles=New Mind (Reflex Magazine Version)|artists=Swans]

Download: Swans – New Mind (Reflex Magazine Version)


  1. There is an acoustic version of this on the ‘Various Failures’ cd; no sure if it’s identical to this or not. My favorite party band.

  2. thanks so much for having this posted. truly a great 12″, and I’ve been looking for this for a while

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