Reunions were bountiful in the last week about the legendary and massively influential Swans reuniting. But now the master of Swans, Michael Gira has made it official!
The title of their myspace page had been conspicuously changed to Swans Are Not Dead which began the rumours. Michael Gira has now divulged information on the reunion and new album!
“I have decided to focus my energy on Swans once again. I’m reactivating that project. A new album is in the works, and touring will follow in fall of 2010. In order to help raise funds / help defray the considerable costs of recording and promoting the new album, I have made a special CD/DVD limited edition handmade package called ‘I Am Not Insane’ available exclusively at the YGR website”.
The reincarnated Swans will feature original guitarist Norman Westberg as well as Christopher Hahn who was also active with the band. This is the full line up for Swans:
Michael Gira – guitar, vocals
Norman Westberg – guitar
Christoph Hahn – guitar
Phil Puleo – drums, percussion, dulcimerChris Pravdica – bass and gadgets
Thor Harris – drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, keys
Welcome back, Swans!