VICE Premiere: "The Apostate" by Swans
Swans is hands down one of our favorite bands, primarily because there's something really admirable about a musical outfit known for performing live shows so loud that it's a normal, regular thing, for people in the audience to vomit. They're releasing a new album, The Seer, next month on Young God Records, and the special edition package contains a DVD of live performance videos, one of which we were given to premiere right here and now.
Go see Swans at one of these dates if you want to experience the loudness/vomiting yourself:
Aug. 3 - Berlin, Germany @ Berghain
Aug. 5 - Katowice, Poland @ Off! Festival
Aug. 9 - Sibenik, Croatia @ Terraneo Festival
Aug. 11 - Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Sept. 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
Sept. 7 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room*
Sept. 8 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater- MFNW Festival*
Sept. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Grand Ballroom*
Sept. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box*
Sept. 12 - Phoenix, AZ @Crescent Ballroom*
Sept. 14 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa*
Sept. 15 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs*
Sept. 16 - Dallas, TX @ Trees*
Sept. 18 - Oklahoma City, OK @ACM Performance LAB*
Sept. 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club*
Sept. 20 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre*
Sept. 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline Music Café*
Sept. 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall*
Sept. 24 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater*
* = w/ Xiu Xiu
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