Published May 29, 2012Swans previously promised that they had an epic new LP on the way, and sure enough, the Michael Gira-led post-punk outfit have announced the details of their latest album, The Seer, which is out August 27 through Young God Records.
The 11-track collection is two hours long, and it will be available on double CD or triple vinyl. Guests include Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Ben Frost, Low's Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, members of Akron/Family, former Swans contributor Jarboe, and Mercury Rev's Grasshopper.
Gira issued the following statement about the LP [via FACT]:
The Seer took 30 years to make. It's the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I've ever made, been involved in or imagined. But it's unfinished, like the songs themselves. It's one frame in a reel. The frames blur, blend and will eventually fade. The songs began on an acoustic guitar, then were fleshed out with (invaluable) help from my friends, then were further tortured and seduced in the studio, and now they await further cannibalism and force-feeding as we prepare to perform some of them live, at which point they'll mutate further, endlessly, or perhaps be discarded for a while.
If you buy The Seer directly from Young God, you'll also get an exclusive live DVD. See the tracklist for The Seer below and its frighteningly awesome album art above.
2. Mother of the World
3. The Wolf
4. The Seer
5. The Seer Returns
6. 93 Ave. B Blues
7. The Daughter Brings the Water
8. Song for a Warrior
10. A Piece of the Sky
11. The Apostate