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Michael Gira planning Swans live release and new studio album

Michael Gira has announced that he'll be releasing a new Swans live recording on CD and DVD. The album will be released later in the year, after Gira has edited and mixed the hours of live recordings, and he'll be hand making the packaging in August and September. Swans will also start recording a new album in October, although Gira says "God knows how long it will take". The last live release Gira put out with hand made packaging, We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head, sold out in under 24 hours. More details imminent here.