Legendary noise-rock pioneers are rolling into town this Sunday. Aside from the fact that they are one of the most amazing bands and noteworthy groups to appear in town this year (yes I know what I’m saying), it might be the last time we get to see them. Swans are calling it quits sometime this year, again.
Swans was originally formed by Michael Gira in early 80s NYC, being stalwarts of the “no-wave” and “noise-rock” scene that spanned the distance between the punk and hardcore scenes, and what later became US indie. Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) was a sometime member, and the first act of the band, while they gained underground cred, were put to bed in 1997.
The re-forming of the band by Gira in 2010 was unexpected, but very well received by fans both new and old, culminating in one of possibly this decade’s most important and influential records, The Seer in 2012. The band and it’s members have continued on a productive schedule and released what would be their ‘swan song’ (heh) last year: “The Glowing Man”, which is an epically sprawling piece containing 3 tracks over the 20-minute mark.
Again, this might be the last time that we get to see Swans, at least in their current incantation, perform here, so get your ass there and bring earplugs and money.
Tickets are still available at 150 DKK HERE.
Support on the night is from Little Annie