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Watch Swans Play A New Song “The Man Who Refused To Be Unhappy”

Before releasing the heaving new double album The Glowing Man this past spring, Michael Gira, frontman of the elemental New York postpunk/industrial institution Swans, said that it would be the final album from the band’s thunderous current incarnation. But Gira and this version of Swans are still touring, and it appears that they’re still writing […]
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