Michael Gira announced on Facebook this week that he wrote and recorded 10 solo acoustic songs for a new Swans album called Is There Really a Mind?
The concept he described about the new album is that he’s launching a fundraiser through his Young God Records label to rerecord the acoustic material with the full Swans band. Swans fans can participate in the fundraiser and get a physical version of the acoustic album (along with a lot of art extras) and preorder the full version on CD and LP which is planned for a 2023 release.
Full details are at the above link from the Young God site, where Gira also posted snippets of each acoustic track as well as a sort of performance video for the track “The Parasite.” The material sounds like something he’d write and perform.
Swans freaks should move fast: some of the fundraiser options are already sold out.
More Swans coverage here at the blog:
Info on the Children of God reissue, the latest album Leaving Meaning, and previous album The Glowing Man from Swans.
A live clip of Swans in Washington, D.C. in 1994.