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Still climbing the ladder to God: Swans’ To Be Kind

No band is quite as intense as Swans – a feat made all the more remarkable by the fact that its leader, chief songwriter, and sole constant member, Michael Gira, turned sixty this year, and that the band had been on a decade-long hiatus before reforming in 2010. Read more »

Five songs I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw Melancholia

In our new list series, ‘Gang of Five’, we make a list of five things related to … whatever we like. First up? KYD Online Editor Estelle Tang lists five songs she hasn’t stopped thinking about since she saw Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. One sign that you’ve … Read more »