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Swans Share a Clip of ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ From Forthcoming Album ‘The Glowing Man’

In lieu of a conventional single, Swans have shared a two-minute excerpt of “Cloud of Unknowing,” a new song from the doom-rock experimenters’ upcoming album, The Glowing Man. The live performance clip is taken from a concert DVD that will accompany the deluxe CD version of the new record, which is out June 17 from Young God Records. It’s the second taste of new material, following an excerpt of the title track from earlier this month.

Bandleader Michael Gira has recently weathered allegations by singer-songwriter and former protégé Larkin Grimm that the Swans frontman raped her. Gira called the incident “consensual.”

Watch an excerpt of “Cloud of Unknowing” below.