“I don’t feel complete or alive unless I’m making something.”

Jennifer Church

Sixty-year-old art-rock godhead Michael Gira talks about how Swans managed to return without losing any potency, the impressive power of St. Vincent and Nina Simone, and how nearly choking to death inspired his band’s latest opus.

Last May, Pitchfork interviewed Michael Gira and this is definitely as must-read for any Swans fan. Interview here, best Swans show next October 4th.