We (Swans) have recently completed our new album. It is called To Be Kind. The release date is set for May 13, 2014. It will be available as a triple vinyl album, a double CD, and a 2XCD Deluxe Edition that will include a live DVD. It will also be available digitally.
The album was produced by me, and it was recorded by the venerable John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso Texas, and further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John’s studio in Dallas, Texas. We commenced rehearsals as Sonic Ranch in early October 2013, began recording soon thereafter, then completed the process of mixing with John in Dallas by mid December 2013.
A good portion of the material for this album was developed live during the Swans tours of 2012/13. Much of the music was otherwise conjured in the studio environment.
The recordings and entire process of this album were generously and perhaps vaingloriously funded by Swans supporters through our auspices at younggodrecords.com
via the release of a special, handmade 2xCD live album entitled Not Here / Not Now. Tracklist:
01. Screen Shot
02. Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)
03. A Little God In My Hands
04. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture
05. Some Things We Do
06. She Loves Us
07. Kirsten Supine
09. Nathalie Neal
10. To Be Kind