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Swans is an American experimental rock band formed in 1982 by singer,
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. One of few acts
to emerge from the New York City-based no wave scene and stay intact
into the next decade, Swans have become recognized for an ever-changing
sound, exploring genres such as noise rock, post-punk, industrial
and post-rock. Initially, their music was known for its sonic brutality
and misanthropic lyrics. Following the addition of singer, songwriter
and keyboardist Jarboe in 1986, Swans began to incorporate melody and
intricacy into their music. Jarboe remained the band's only constant
member except Gira and semi-constant guitarist Norman Westberg until
their dissolution in 1997.
In 2010, Gira re-formed the band without Jarboe, establishing a stable
lineup of musicians which has toured worldwide and released four albums
to critical acclaim.This iteration of the group performed its last shows
in November 2017, ending the tour in support of its final album
The Glowing Man.Since 2019, Gira has been touring and recording with
Swans as "a revolving cast of contributors".The band's latest album,
Leaving Meaning, was released on October 25, 2019. Since 1990,
all Swans records have been released through Gira's own label,
Young God Records.

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