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Michael Gira (pronounced jeer-AH) (born 1954) is an American musician, author, and artist. He is the main force behind the New York City musical group Swans, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010. He also fronts The Angels of Light and is founder of Young God Records (YGR website).

Gira lived with his parents in a relatively affluent suburb of Los Angeles, California, though they divorced when he was a young…

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  • Drainland is good shit. Proto-Angels of Light in places. And yeah, You See through Me is a beautiful and disturbing track. I love/hate/am harrowed by the way the band drops out for one more repeat of the title right after we hear the words redrosiesugar quotes below. Ohhhhh man...
  • Do you love me at all, Michael?
  • :)
  • Genius, God, etc. [2]
  • listening to Drainland for the first time, feels like I'm being slowly disemboweled
  • Drainland was for me first step into the world of Swans and it is still one of my favourite albums.
  • I wish he wrote an autobiography, this would be quite a book
  • Michael gira has shown me the ways
  • Does anyone know which songs he's going to play this tour?

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