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Stream Swans’ New Album ‘The Glowing Man’

After sharing the title track and "When Will I Return," Swans have returned with their 14th studio album The Glowing Man. It is the fourth album since…
Brian Josephs / June 17, 2016

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…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2016

Heroes Are Gang Leaders’ Margaret Morris Challenges Larkin Grimm’s Rape Allegations

Margaret Morris, a member of Larkin Grimm's former band Heroes Are Gang Leaders, has challenged Grimm's sexual harassment allegations against fellow band member Thomas Sayers Ellis. "Grimm’s…
Anna Gaca / March 4, 2016

Larkin Grimm Shares ‘I Don’t Believe,’ a Song Dedicated to Abuse Survivors

Singer-songwriter Larkin Grimm recently came forward with allegations that her former mentor and label owner, experimental musician Michael Gira of Swans, had raped her in…
Rachel Brodsky / February 29, 2016

Swans’ Michael Gira Releases New Statement on Rape Allegations, Larkin Grimm Responds

Update: Larkin Grimm has responded to Michael Gira's statement. "This is a perfect example of why we need to have education about consent," she writes. "Unfortunately,…
James Grebey / February 27, 2016

Michael Gira of Swans Accused by Singer/Songwriter Larkin Grimm of Rape and Harassment

Update: Michael Gira has responded to Grimm's accusations. Posting to his own Facebook account, he called her account a "slanderous lie" and shared a statement…
Andrew Unterberger / February 25, 2016