Swans seem to occupy their own universe.
Sure, the band have touchstones - No Wave, the outer fringes of psychedelia - but, realistically, Michael Gira & Co. are like few other outfits, past or present.
New album 'To Be Kind' will be released on May 13th, with Swans placing a previously unheard cut online a few moments ago.
'Oxygen' has been a part of the band's live set for some time, and finished version is utterly savage. Opening with a dense, almost Beefheart style riff, the rumbling cymbals give way to a sort of awkward, Industrial funk.
Fascinating listening, you can dive in below. (via theQuietus)
'To Be Kind' will be released on May 13th.