New Swans single is sexy, scary, and so good


With a lurching haunted house beat, the new Swans song “A Little God In My Hands”, it’s hard to tell if you should be scared or dancing. Explosive blasts of noise and horns are layered over the steady pattern, brought to futuristic swamprock heights with a repetitive, muffled chorus of robotic voices and sonic screams of feedback. Their new album To Be Kind comes out on May 13th, with collaboration from St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, among others.

Ten Songs To Listen To Today

photo by Leslie Simon

photo by Leslie Simon

    Ten Songs To Listen To Today

1. Mystic Braves “Born Without a Heart”- bright, energetic 60’s throwback sound

2. Galactic with JJ Grey “Higher and Higher”

3. Blitzen Trapper “Coming Home” – sweet country swamp funk

4. Miniature Tigers “Swimming Pool Blues” – sunny indie pop

5. Little Racer “Punk Life”- reverb drenched chill surfpsych

6. Charles Howl “Garden Train” buzzy lofi garage rock

7. Cloud Nothings “Psychic Trauma”- pretty rock noise with punk energy

8. J. Roddy Walston and the Business “Heavy Bells”

9. FUZZ “Raise”- heavy, muffled fuzz

10. St. Vincent “Regret”- aggressively cool guitar driven pop