The Swans

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Biography

Like many early 80s American bands determined to stretch the boundaries of musical cacophony, the Swans were drawn to the thriving New York underground that also produced Jim Thirlwell (Foetus), Lydia Lunch and Sonic Youth. Although the band endured numerous line-up changes, the Swans always centred on Michael Gira (1954, California, USA; bass/vocals) and, from 1986’s Greed onwards, female chanteuse Jarboe, with bass player Algis Kizys (b. 1960, Chicago, Illinois, USA) also a permanent... Read more

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