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Swans to Release Live Album, ‘The Gate’

They're also headed to the studio to record "the final Swans album"

Last night, Swans frontman Michael Gira wrote on Facebook that they plan to release a live album called The Gate. He wrote that the follow-up to this year’s Filth reissue will be a fundraiser to record a brand-new album, which the band wants to begin recording in September. According to Gira, the new one will be “the final Swans album (and subsequent tour) for this version / iteration of Swans. Not really sure what the next step will be after that, but that’s perhaps a good thing…” See his entire statement below.

Just got home comatose after finishing up the final leg of our 14 month tour for Swans To Be Kind album. We have come to your town, though it’s doubtful we have partied down. It has been a privilege to be inside the sound that on some nights seems to create itself of its own accord, and it’s gratifying that many of you have conveyed to us that it’s been a positive experience for you too… Next step: Sept 1 we commence a new Swans album. This will be the final Swans album (and subsequent tour) for this version / iteration of Swans. Not really sure what the next step will be after that, but that’s perhaps a good thing… We’ll be making a live album/fundraiser (called The Gate) soon, in order to raise the necessary — somewhat daunting — capital for the studio album, which is bound to be an insatiable beast… more soon, Thanks and Love! – Michael Gira

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