Swans Announce New Live, Studio Albums

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Swans Announce New Live, Studio Albums

Since their reformation in 2010, post-punk group Swans haven’t had much down time. Originally active from 1982 to 1997, the experimental band rejoined three years ago to release their 11th studio album, My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky. Since then, they’ve put out a live album and released last year’s acclaimed The Seer. Now, the band has revealed their plans to release not one, but two new albums.

In a post last night on the band’s Facebook page, lead singer Michael Gira announced plans to put out a “hand made” live album that will be followed shortly by the band’s 13th studio album.

Though no official release dates or tracklists were given for either record, Gira did say that both albums would feature tunes that fans will recognize from the band’s ongoing tour.

The new material follows a system of release that the band has employed since their reformation, a procedure that sees the profits from a live or limited edition album finance the recording of a new studio album. Through this process, fans can see the songs progress from stage to live album to studio album.

Read Gira’s full post here.