Swans: “The goal is ecstasy”


“People always consider us to be very dour and depressing, but fuck that shit,” Gira told Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy in 2012. “The goal is ecstasy.” And what makes To Be Kind so compelling is how that goal seems both fully realized yet forever out of reach at the same time.

Swans’ To Be Kind  was awarded with the Best New Music tag over at Pitchfork. Read the full, extensive review here.