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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 teenager. After staying with his alcoholic mother for… read more

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  • Avatar for Walenta
    Heavy Pop Review:
  • Avatar for Natanaelbp
    Genius, God, etc. [3]
  • Avatar for MiaoPurrington
    i would literally marry Gira [2]
  • Avatar for shivboy
    songs for a dog is a tad bit overlooked... has some real gems such as god damn the sun and purple creek and rose of los angeles.
  • Avatar for duartemartinho
    i would literally marry Gira
  • Avatar for TheUselessGolem
    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...
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    Genius, God, etc. [2]
  • Avatar for Nimbie
    listening to Drainland for the first time, feels like I'm being slowly disemboweled
  • Avatar for kajuga
    Drainland was for me first step into the world of Swans and it is still one of my favourite albums.

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