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  • Swans Reissue Debut Album Filth

    Swans Reissue Debut Album Filth

    On October 28, Michael Gira's label Young God will reissue Swans' debut album Filth. It's the 1983 album's first vinyl pressing in 24 years, and it was remastered by Doug Henderson (who mastered both To Be Kind and The Seer). More early Swans records will be reissued in the coming year.

    The album will come packed with two reproductions of concert posters from that era. Gira also shared a lengthy statement about Filth:

    This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against Punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary.

    I used to deny it vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I "hated" that scene too, for some reason I can't remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course. I wanted Swans to be "heavier" though—I wanted the music to obliterate—why, I don't remember! I think it just felt good. Live, we used two basses (playing utterly unmusical chords that were stabbed and left to sustain or sometimes hit in staccato or opposing rhythms), drums, a "percussionist" that slammed down on a metal table with a metal strap, crude cassette loops of various sounds/noises (usually some kind of undefined ROAR), and Norman Westberg's glorious sustained and screaming guitar chords.

    It was pretty elating to play live—for us. If 100 people showed up (which would have been a huge audience at the time—20 was more the average), 80 were guaranteed to leave by the second song. Somehow that tension—contempt or indifference from the audience—was nourishing, so we kept going. 

    Here's some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK...

    Read our recent interview with Gira, and watch a documentary about Swans:



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    Today, 09:14 PM
  • Stream Peaking Lights' Cosmic Logic

    Stream Peaking Lights' Cosmic Logic

    Peaking Lights, the Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, are releasing their new album Cosmic Logic next week (October 7) via Weird World. They've already shared "Breakdown" and "Everyone and Us". Now, stream the full album here.

    Here's their video for "Breakdown":



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    Today, 06:04 PM
  • Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar Share "Never Catch Me" Video

    Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar Share "Never Catch Me" Video

    Flying Lotus has shared the video for "Never Catch Me", which features Kendrick Lamar and will appear on his forthcoming You're Dead! album. In the Hiro Murai-directed clip, a boy and girl rise from their deathbeds and dance away. You'll never catch them. Watch it below via The Fader.

    You're Dead! is out October 7.

    Read our interview with Flying Lotus, and watch him and Thundercat on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":



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    Today, 04:24 PM
  • Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher -- Dude, Here's Our Baby!

    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher just wrapped up their newest production -- in diapers -- Mila has given birth to a baby girl ... TMZ has learned.Sources close to Mila's womb tell us ... Mila delivered Tuesday night at Cedars-Sinai -- the hospital of…



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    Today, 04:00 PM
  • The Situation Bounces Out Of Court ... Like A Bad Check

    Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino scored a victory in court -- for a change -- getting his bouncy paycheck case dropped. We broke the story ... workers at his NJ tanning salon went to cops in June claiming their paychecks bounced. Sitch…



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    Today, 03:48 PM
  • Reche Caldwell -- Ex-NFL Player Pleads GUILTY To Mailing Molly

    Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell now admits he shipped and received more than a kilo of molly through the mail -- and he's facing SERIOUS jail time for it.Caldwell pleaded guilty Wednesday in Tampa to possession and intent to sell a huge…



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    Today, 03:40 PM
  • Tyrese Gibson -- Shocks Nanny with Mostly Brand New Car!

    Tyrese has gotta be the best boss in the world, cuz he just hooked up his kids’ nanny ... with A NEW CAR!! Buuut it has plates already, so it might be…. A USED CAR!! Also she has to sign paperwork so it could actually be … A LEASED…



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    Today, 03:40 PM
  • Tony Bennett-Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' reaches No. 1

    Pop odd couple Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have taken the Great American Songbook back to the top of the pop charts with their duet album “Cheek to Cheek.” The week's top album also means Bennett bests his own record as the oldest artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200...http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/PopHiss/~4/efLQM105_Sc

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    Today, 03:30 PM
  • Donald Sterling -- Busted at Home With V. Stiviano ... Shelly Calls Cops

    Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano reunited at his Beverly Hills mansion today -- and when Donald's wife found out ... she called police, trying to get V. arrested ... TMZ has learned.We're told Shelly Sterling got wind of Donald and V.'s tryst…



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    Today, 03:00 PM
  • Adam Levine Blasted -- Bloody Stalking Isn't Sexy

    Blood-covered sex is NOT the most disturbing part of Maroon 5's new music video -- it's Adam Levine creepily stalking a woman all over town ... which glorifies rape ... according to victims' rights groups. The "Animals" vid is getting a…



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