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Swans artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Swans at the Paramount Theatre for All Tomorrow's Parties.

October 5, 2011 In a two-hour set, the relentless and masculine noise-rock band was absolutely Wagner-ian in scope.

News

Fans at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J.

October 4, 2011 ATP looked to sounds both new and renewed with Portishead, Swans and an eight-hour improvisation.

More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: The Black Keys, Tiny Ruins, Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dylan Shearer

March 25, 2014 Hear brand new cuts from The Black Keys and Swans, plus our latest musical discoveries.

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Holly Herndon.

December 13, 2012 Fractured grooves got the noise kids dancing and we went heavy on deconstructing tape loops in 2012.

Swans' new album The Seer comes out Aug. 28.

August 19, 2012 The noise-rock band's 12th album is a cacophonous vault into the sublime.

Omar Rodriguez Lopez (clockwise from upper left), Jens Lekman, Amanda Palmer, Niki And The Dove

August 14, 2012 Get new music recommendations from All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton.

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Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.

December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?

The Horrors (clockwise from left), Public Enemy, and Swans, just a few of the artists featured at this year's All Tomorrow's Parties festival.

October 5, 2011 During the ride home, Bob Boilen and Lars Gotrich recall a festival that looks to the sonic fringes.

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