Michael Gira’s epic post-rock band Swans have made plans to curate an annual series of festivals. The first event will take place on April 4 at Koko in Camden, London and the first acts announced are Jamie Stewart’s unhinged indie outfit Xiu Xiu, Mercury Rev Tettix Experiment and Ben Frost. More artists are TBA and tickets for the event can be found here.
Most of those who’ve attended a Swans concert will report an unforgettable experience. Their 12th studio album The Seer is quite the masterpiece, making a very respectable position on our best albums of 2012 list. Listen to Michael Gira and Xiu Xiu’s collaborative cover of Bowie and Queens Under Pressure from 2008’s Women As Lovers below.