Swans: To Be Kind

To Be Kind

Swans

  • £24.99  

  • Release Date 12 May 2014
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Product code
STUMM364
Format
Triple Vinyl LP
Number of Discs
3
Label
Mute

‘To Be Kind‘ will be released on triple vinyl, double CD, download and 3 disc deluxe Edition (including a live DVD).

The album features several special guests: Little Annie, St. Vincent, Mute labelmate Cold Specks and Bill Rieflin, was produced by Michael Gira, and recorded by John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, Texas. Further recordings and mixing were accomplished in Dallas, Texas and the artwork – designed by M Gira – features baby images by Bob Biggs, the artist and founder of Slash magazine / Slash Records. Originally Gira asked Biggs if he could use the artwork back in 1981. Biggs said no, but, explains Gira: "those images have remained in the back of my head since then, always nagging. I’m delighted that these images, finally, with Bob’s consent, can now act as innocent, but implacable sentinels for the music of Swans, after all these years."

Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums ‘My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky’ (2010) and 2012’s ‘The Seer’.

Swans are Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica.

Tracks
1 Screen Shot  
2 Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)  
3 A Little God In My Hands  
4 Bring The Sun/Toussaint L'Ouverture Part One  
5 Some Things We Do  
6 She Loves Us  
7 Kirsten Supine  
8 Oxygen  
9 Nathalie Neal  
10 To Be Kind  

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