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Swans: My Birth (Live)

I went to concerted lengths to catch the final Swans show in Atlanta in 1997 – the tour supporting The Great Annihilator battery. In 2010 Swans have reformed using an early lineup variant and touring behind a new album called My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky 볼트 파일 다운로드.

Swans started out of the gates in the early 80s and released some of the most punishing music ever committed to vinyl. By the late 80s, about the time of Jarboe entering the scene, a new emphasis on melodies, to great affect, surfaced in the apocalyptic squall on albums like Children of God 유앤아이체. With my favorite Swans albums, The Burning World, Love of Live and White Light at the Mouth of Infinity, Swans abruptly turned down the volume and dropped the noise and created a gorgeously orchestrated tableau that perfectly featured Michael Gira’s debased exercises-in-misery lyrics 굿리치 다운로드. This risky sonic about-face proved that the song would lose none of its power backed by quieter surroundings. To me, these albums with their largely orchestral and acoustic arrangements, and epic building melodies, were stunning accomplishments, particularly coming from professional purveyors of crushing – albeit brilliant – sludge Download milk song. These albums, sometimes interspersed with interludes of soft instrumentals and sampled Americana via answering machine messages, combined a total affect as individual albums, and as a group, Swans high point Mountain lion.

Alas, for some reason, Michael Gira and Co. seem to indicate that this era of Swans would best be forgotten. Michael Gira has meticulously remastered and reissued nearly all of Swans back catalog but with these three albums, they were reduced down with other work of the era, along with suspect song selection, to a single 2cd album doing a disservice to the these three individually great albums 자바 6버전. Tellingly, the repackaged cd of these albums is titled Various Failures.

Needless to say, Swans 2010, as with the 1997 tour, ignored this era in its entirety 소망b 폰트. Again, Noisenicks win on this one. All told though, there was only a few songs aired that were not off of the new album anyway. The new album, along the lines of the direction starting with The Great Annihilator to some extent coalesce all eras of Swans into a form that has attracted plenty of critical acclaim and certainly has its adherents Gunbird.

Here is a track from the new album as performed live at a recent NYC show.

SWANS 10/2010 Setlist NYC
No Words, No Thoughts
Your Property
Sex, God, Sex
I Crawled
My Birth
Beautiful Child
Eden Prison
Little Mouth

Download: Swans – My Birth (Live)

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Swans: The Man With The Silver Tongue (Live Video)

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Swans – The Man With The Silver Tongue
Bremen, Germany

Recently reformed Swans kicked off their tour a couple of days ago on the east coast 공무원연금 다운로드. Unfortunately for me, there are no plans to visit Los Angeles any time soon. I caught them on tour for The Great Annihilator and it was one of the most amazing shows I saw in the ’90s Listen to English. If you haven’t seen them live, here’s a taste of what you’re in for. Technically this is a Angels Of Light track, but it was being played by Swans on their “final” tour in 1997 불한당 다운로드.

Download: Swans – The Man With The Silver Tongue (Live Video)


Jarboe – Within (Live)

Swans are following in a line of recently reformed bands that few thought would ever reform – particularly after making it clear that the last tour was a farewell event 프린세스 메이커 4. Swans have announced a new tour and a new album but it will be without longtime member and vocalist, Jarboe 메탈슬러그6 다운로드. I am curious if this reunion was from an enticement from a festival such as Coachella as seems to be the case, I suspect anyway, for many of the other reunions 안드로이드 이미지 일괄. Whatever the reasons, I will be sure to go see them during this tour and am very curious what of the several stylistically disparate phases they will focus on Download Morning Special. Myself, I am the biggest fan of the spurned ‘burning rabbit’ albums White Light… and Love of Life as well as Children of God, which, it seems, is, for whatever reason, considered a loathsome era as far as what I gather from statements from Michael Gira and others 그루버스 다운로드.

Jarboe, on the other hand, seems to be doing her own thing. She did a collaboration with Neurosis, has released numerous recordings, and recently toured her new band as the Living Jarboe lg smart share 다운로드. Here is a recording from the rescheduled show (stupid Icelandic volcano) at Union Pool. [Thanks to operative Mark.] This is a track from an earlier collaboration with Neurosis as performed by her current band Download the Korean Daily typeface.

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Download: Jarboe – Within (Live)

The Monday Set: Swans – Brno – 9/2/87

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Brno, Czechoslovakia

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1 증명사진 배경. You’re Not Real, Girl
2. Our Love Lies
3. Blind Love
4. Blackmail
5. Like A Drug
6. Sex, God, Sex

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Download: Swans – Brno – 9/2/87 – 296 MB


World Of Skin – One Thousand Years (Video)

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World Of Skin – One Thousand Years

I recently completed a trade for live DVDs with a guy from Poland and he had a bunch of great Swans shows Download the Old Testament. Be on the lookout for clips that should make their way up on the site in the not too distant future. But on one of the discs there was a couple of extra clips tacked on, this World Of Skin video being one of them Super Power 2. I never thought to look for WOS on YouTube so I’m not sure if this video was up there already and I just missed it, but I’ve never seen it before 블루 블러드 다운로드.

Download: World Of Skin – One Thousand Years (Video)

Swans – Miracle Of Love (Live Video)

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Swans – Miracle Of Love
Reading Festival
Reading, UK

The first opportunity I had to see Swans was during the Great Annihilator tour in 1995 Download Hitomi Viewer. But if I could have seen them at any point in their very long career, it would have been during this period, the White Light/Love Of Life era 본디스크 모바일 다운로드. This is an odd daytime/outdoor festival clip of Swans at the 1989 Reading Festival, more than a year before White Light had been released Apollo on the hillside.

Download: Swans – Miracle Of Love (Live Video)


Michael Gira – Destroyer (Live)

Since ending his tenure with aural colossus, The Swans, Michael Gira has released several excellent albums under his moniker Angels of Light and otherwise has released a few solo albums, been involved in some collaborations, released an album of spoken word Genuine Babmix. And this is all when not otherwise running his label Young God. Via Young Gods Records, Gira has discovered some of the more interesting (to TSOI anyway) talent such as Calla, Devandra Banhart, and Akron/Family Download Pls3.

This is a track, “Destroyer” off of his solo album Songs for a Dog recorded live at Highline Ballroom in September, 2007. Most of the set were from the recently released Angels of Light album, We Are Him, as well as material from solo albums and a few The Swans songs for good measure php 파일이 다운로드. As one might expect, he ended the set with “Goddamn the Sun”.
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Download: Michael Gira – Destroyer (Live)

Swans – Jane Mary, Cry No Tear (Live Video)

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Swans – Jane Mary, Cry No Tear

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Download: Swans – Jane Mary, Cry No Tear (Live Video)

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Swans – You’re Not Real, Girl (Live Video)

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Swans – You’re Not Real, Girl
Snub TV

I’m not sure where “Snub TV” was aired, but this is a great acoustic performance of “You’re Not Real, Girl” by Michael Gira while promoting “Children Of God.”

Download: Swans – You’re Not Real, Girl (Live Video)

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Swans – New Mind (Reflex Magazine Version)

I went to go see Jarboe this past weekend, so I had to post a Swans song today black market Korean version apk. 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 Super Bomberman. 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 Alex Kidd. I never bothered to buy any of the reissue cds since I already owned the original releases. (Thanks for the info J Weber)
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Download: Swans – New Mind (Reflex Magazine Version)