Swans Filth reissue

Swans announce three-CD Filth deluxe reissue

Deluxe package includes previously unreleased photos, live tracks, debut EP and more.

Swans EP

Swans announce reissue of debut EP

Four-song EP being released on vinyl for first time in decades.

Treble Audio File

Audio File Podcast: Year-End 2014

A year-end wrap-up of the best music, in five different categories.

Treble's editor airs his grievances

Pet Grief: What goes into an Album of the Year

A meditation on the qualities that make an album great.

10 Essential American post-punk albums

After visiting the UK for a dark primer, we’re highlighting the best of their American counterparts.


Swans announce 2015 tour dates

Another leg of the To Be Kind tour has been added for early next year.

Swans Filth reissue

Swans Filth reissue due in October

Classic noise art record to be reissued on vinyl for first time in years.


Swans to stream full live show from Seattle tonight

Epic art rockers presenting a full set for free streaming tonight at 10:15 PDT.

Best Albums of 2014 So Far

Top 30 Albums of 2014 (So Far)

With six months in the rearview, we’re summarizing the best of the year so far.

Basilica Soundscape

Swans, Tim Hecker to play Basilica Soundscape 2014

Julia Holter, Deafheaven also confirmed.

Swans To Be Kind review

Swans enter Billboard Top 40 with To Be Kind

Making difficult art, apparently, pays off!

Swans to be kind

New Releases: 5/13

New albums by Swans, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Agalloch out today.

Swans To Be Kind review

Swans : To Be Kind

Michael Gira & Co. create an even bigger and more powerful set of crushing dirges on their epic 13th album.

Swans to be kind

Stream the new Swans album, To Be Kind

Hear the two-plus-hour beast of an album right now via NPR.

Swans to be kind

Listen: New Swans – “Oxygen (To Be Kind)”

An eight minute blast of noise rock intensity.

Swans to be kind

Swans – “A Little God In My Hands”

Relatively brief, strangely accessible, and totally devastating.


Swans announce summer tour

The To Be Kind tour steamrolls through North America and Europe.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

10 Essential 10th Albums

Ten tenths, from artists who proved their longevity with these (mostly) late-career triumphs.