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In 2010, Gira re-formed the band without Jarboe, establishing a stable lineup of musicians which has toured worldwide and released several albums to critical acclaim. The band was formed and has been led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, here shown performing in Kansas City, Missouri in September 2012. Michael Gira has repeatedly stated he took the moniker Swans as it described the sound he wanted best. Gira’s summation of the name follows along the lines of: “Swans are majestic, beautiful looking creatures. The earliest known lineup of Swans comprised Gira on bass guitar and vocals, Jonathan Kane on drums, Sue Hanel on guitar, Mojo on percussion and tape loops and either Thurston Moore, Dan Braun or Jon Tessler on the second bass guitar. Jon Tessler also played percussion and tape loops. Hanel did not stay long in the group, and by the time of their recording debut she had been replaced by Bob Pezzola.

This lineup of the group also featured saxophonist Daniel Galli-Duani, who had previously played with Kane as the avant-garde duo Transmission. The debut EP, Swans, released on Labor, is markedly different from anything they would do later. Kane compares Swans to blues icon Chester Burnett, a. Some similarities worth noting—the music of early Swans was often based on a single riff, played repeatedly to hypnotic effect. Some of Burnett’s songs—especially the songs penned by Burnett himself—have a similar structure and quality. Young God EP were both released in 1984 and re-released together on CD in 1992.

Young God has been known by several names, usually by one of its two A-sides, such as “I Crawled” or, notoriously, as “Raping a Slave”. This release is often confused with their self-titled debut. The first Swans record I owned was Slave EP , and it absolutely blew me away it was a sound that I always wanted to hear, just the bleakest and blackest. The minimalist approach of the music, that was what really influenced me. It was non-genre-specific, with a total lack of baggage purely abstract, surreal, and violent. One of the trademarks of Swans’ early period was playing at painfully loud volumes during concerts, often leading to police stopping shows.

Since Swans’ re-formation, Gira has made a point of maintaining the intensity of their live show, stating that it is at once “soul-uplifting and body-destroying”. He has also sometimes turned off the air conditioning before Swans performed and compared the experience to a Native American sweat lodge. Her presence began a slow thawing in the overt brutality and energy of Swans’ early work. Greed also marked the introduction of bassist Algis Kizys as a long-time, near-constant member.

The album is not as brutal or noisy as their previous releases but is still an extremely ominous and dark record. This was followed by its “twin” album, Holy Money, the first to feature Jarboe on lead vocals. Jarboe’s role, acting as a foil to Michael Gira’s tales of suffering, torture and humiliation. The stories portrayed here, however, are ever the more unusual, given their juxtaposition—and admixture—with religious imagery. Some songs, such as “Beautiful Child”, retain the vocal style of earlier days, but many are quite tame. After the Children of God album, Gira professed himself tired with the band’s fearsome reputation for noise, feeling that their audience now had expectations that he had no intention of fulfilling.