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Swans' Die Tur Ist Zu (German for The Door Is Closed) was initially released in 1996 as a prelude to the (then) final Swans album Soundtracks for the Blind. It was only available in Germany and was only Released on CD. It has been long out of print. It shares some material w the much longer Soundtracks, but on this record I sing in German. It has never before appeared on vinyl. This release now is a 2xVinyl release, with one of the 4 sides being an etching I designed. I am pleased to throw it out into the hungry, chomping mouth of Record Store Day - Michael Gira / Swans

Young God Records just made another batch limited edition silk screened posters from some past Swans/M. Gira shows available for purchase. They are all signed by M. Gira. (Link in bio)

http://younggodrecords.com/collections/special-items (posted by YGR staff)

M.Gira signing the last remaining copies of The Egg. Orders placed while he was on tour will be shipping this week. If you haven't ordered yet there are still a few left.
Link in bio.
(Posted by ygr staff)

M.Gira sound checking at koko for his solo show tonight in London

M. Gira flipping though a copy of his new collection of stories The Egg. Available now via the Young God Records webstore. (Link in bio)


Michael will also have copies with him on his current solo tour (posted by ygr staff)

Available now via Young God Records webstore

Link in bio (posted by YGR STAFF)

This limited edition collection of new short stories - written during the past year - will be available (very) soon. It includes a plentitude of illustrations by Nicole Boitos and a CD of me narrating many of the stories. It will be exclusively available at younggodrecords.com and my upcoming solo tour. Details to follow... If you're interested, it might be a good idea to sign up to the mailing list at younggodrecords.com. Hearty Greetings from my Kitchen! - M.Gira

Hello There, My European solo tour is now confirmed. All the dates are below... I've been working on songs for the next Swans album, and I'll be performing some of those on this tour, as well as other material. Okkyung Lee will be joining me for the UK shows. Still working on other artists to share the stage w me on the other shows... See Ya! - MG
6 Feb - Zürich CH, Rote Fabrik
7 Feb - Geneva CH, Théâtre Casino
9 Feb - Brussels BE, Oranjerie at Botanique
10 Feb - Den Haag NL, Grauzone Festival at Den Paard (with Cabaret Voltaire)
12 Feb - Prague CZ, Divaldo ARCHA Theatre
14 Feb - Copenhagen DK, Bremen Teater
15 Feb - Stockholm SE, Slaktkyrkan
17 Feb - Hamburg DE, Kampnagel
18 Feb - Berlin DE, Volksbühne
20 Feb - Newcastle UK, Boiler Shop (with Okkyung Lee)
21 Feb - London UK, KOKO (with Okkyung Lee)

For links to buy tickets please visit youggodrecords.com or Swans' Facebook page

This is a short edit of a 4 minute video collage Marco Porsia made to commemorate the final (this version) Swans concerts, November 2,3,4 at Warsaw, Brooklyn. If you go to YouTube and put these words in the search bar
it should lead you to the entire video: SWANS WARSAW BROOKLYN FINAL SHOWS - SHORT FILM

Louise Drost Harton came to Berlin from Copenhagen and made me a crown of flowers. I'm honored. Next, I'd like to have a full gown and slippers please. In the meantime, many thanks! @louisedrostharton

Here's the silkscreen poster (using a drawing I did) that will go to the fine people that bought 3 day passes for our 3 Warsaw, Brooklyn farewell shows (there's a few overages that were printed as usual and those will be at younggodrecords.com soon)... I'm thinking of making a limited series of silkscreen posters in this style, each commemorating an era in Swans, using an appropriate sign/symbol for the era in question... The European tour we just completed was long indeed - 5 weeks for me, since I did a special solo show in Paris for the designer Yang Li at the beginning... I barely remember it now, as is often the case. It all just blurs together, but I think a few of the shows were among our best. Much love to all those who attended, and I hope the experience was as positive and uplifting for you as it was for us... Sleeping as much as possible these last few days, trying to muster a full force of energy for these NY shows. This is poignant for all involved, but the most important thing is the work itself and hoping it unfolds as an entity greater than all of us... Very happy that the imitable Thor is joining us for this final installment as well... Inevitably, the rusty gears are beginning to grind on what comes next for Swans(3), in what will surely be its final chapter... If you're interested in that and other future endeavors of mine sign up to the newsletter at younggodrecords.com... My love and respect to my fellow soldiers in the battle for ecstasy these past 7 plus years: Norman, Christoph, Thor, Christopher, Phil and Paul. Glittering tears are now trailing down our porcelain cheeks. May they be gathered and drunk with joy! - MG

Latest word is there are still a few tickets left for Swans show Nov 2 at Warsaw Brooklyn, with the formidable Carla Bozulich. Other shows sold out. If you don't come to this show our dog will eat you

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