To Stare Into the Sound of Swans Live Review
Like drugs, there can be only one first time with Swans; this was my fourth time seeing the band that over the years has evolved from the post-punk precursor, to industrial, to a more abstract channeling of spiritual vibrations at maximum volume. This did not diminish my experience, but it did give me a different perspective on several components of the proceedings. I went bare back and did not use the earplugs the venue provided, and instead gave them to a friend who was experiencing this for the first time. I figured
after my first three Swans shows, I had already lost the frequencies that would be destroyed by not wearing them, but I was wrong. The ringing in my ears was gone when I woke up.
spitting in the face of the “greatest hits”-styled tour and continues to challenge his audience and fans alike; yes, you did read that right: Swans now have an audience that is separate from the actual fans of the band.
played were in northern Europe, until I got to summer of 2013 and found they played Bonnaroo. The mystery of why if smelled like sewage from where I standing eight feet from the stage and two feet from the dancing teenagers was solved. I am sure Gira notices this shift; he kicked a few children and scolded them about putting their hands in his sacred space.