On May 12, 2014.

Swans_To_Be_Kind

On May 12, 2014, “Young God” label released “To Be Kind”, the thirteenth Swans studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Sonic Ranch”  in Tornillo, Texas, and was produced by Michael Gira.

Personnel:

  • Michael Gira– vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, production
  • Christoph Hahn –lap steel guitars, electric guitar, vocals
  • Thor Harris– drums, percussion, vibes and bells, wind instruments, handmade viola, vocals
  • Christopher Pravdica– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Phil Puleo– drums, percussion, dulcimer, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Norman Westberg– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jennifer Church – background vocals
  • John Congleton– piano
  • Rex Emerson –mandolin
  • Daniel Hart– violin
  • Julia Kent– strings and string arrangement
  • Sean Kirkpatrick– piano, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Little Annie– vocals
  • Bill Rieflin– additional drums and percussion, synthesizer, piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Al Spx– background vocals
  • Vincent– background vocals
  • David Pierce –trombone
  • Evan Weiss –trumpet
  • John Congleton –recording, mixing
  • Bob Biggs – artwork
  • Doug Henderson– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Michael Gira.

  1. Screen Shot – Michael Gira
  2. Just a Little Boy (forChester Burnett) – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  3. A Little God in My Hands – Michael Gira
  4. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L’Ouverture – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  5. Some Things We Do – Michael Gira
  6. She Loves Us – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  7. Kristen Supine – Michael Gira
  8. Oxygen – Michael Gira
  9. Nathalie Neal – Michael Gira
  10. To Be Kind – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
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