Alternative Pop/ Rock, Noise-Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, American Underground, Doo Wop, Post-Punk, Dark Ambient, Experimental Rock, Electronic
Suffocating, Spooky, Angry, Volatile, Elegant, Visceral, Autumnal, Malevolent, Nihilistic, Ominous, Intense, Bleak, Brooding, Cathartic
Swans () is an American experimental rock band originally active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York no wave scene and stay intact into the next decade. Formed by Gira in 1982, Swans employed a shifting lineup of musicians until their dissolution in 1997. Besides Gira, the only other constant members were keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Jarboe from 1984 to 1997, and semi-constant guitarist Norman Westberg. The band became known for its experimental instrumentation and repetitive song structures. In 2010, Gira reformed Swans without Jarboe.
Has Detailed Data (105)
Has Detailed Data (76)
Music Profile Complete
New York City, United States
Experimental rock, no wave, post-punk, noise rock, industrial, art rock, post-rock, neofolk
Young God, Neutral, Homestead, Caroline, Uni/MCA, Invisible, Atavistic, Mute, Some Bizzare
Akron/Family, Angels of Light, The Body Lovers / The Body Haters, Jarboe, World of Skin, Sonic Youth
Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
Past Group Members
Dan Braun, Bill Bronson, Harry Crosby, Daniel Galli-Duani, Ronaldo Gonzalez, Sue Hanel, Jarboe, Jonathan Kane, Algis Kizys, Sami Kumpulainen, Mojo, Thurston Moore, Roli Mosimann, Ivan Nahem, Ted Parsons, Bob Pezzola, Vinnie Signorelli, Clint Steele, Jon Tessler, Jenny Wade
Posted by DOUGLAS J. KIRKHAM Oct 10, 2017
Who is the most searched actor and actress on your website?
Posted by jay Oct 8, 2017
where can I buy pictures of IMAN?
Posted by Barbara Westleintg Oct 8, 2017
I have a daughter-in-law who dearly loves you (as do I). I would to give he...
Posted by elvisdreamer Oct 6, 2017
you are so gorgeous. looked fabulous on the fallon show,inthe white dress, ...