According to the group's official Myspace page, Swans are back! Michael Gira --who has most recently performed as Angels of Light-- has announced a reconfigured lineup for the group, as well as plans for an LP (their first in 14 years) via Gira's Young God imprint and a new tour. Strangely, no mention is made of longtime Swans member/colloborator Jarboe.
From the Swans Myspace Blog:
principal players on the swans album are (and there will be many special guests):
Michael Gira / gtr / voice / mendicant friar act (original swans)
Norman Westberg – Guitar (original swans)
Christophj Hahn – Guitar (mid period swans and most angels)
Phil Puleo – Drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc (final swans tour and most angels)
Chris Pravdica – Bass and gadgets (flux information sciences / services/ gunga din)
Thor Harris, Drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, etc etc... (angels, now also with shearwater)
Angels Of Light is temporarily on hold while gira pursues his “new” project...
Exciting and excellent news! Let's celebrate with video!!:
Swans' Industrial-era with the awesome Ted Parsons on drums: