In March we told you about Swans upcoming album, “ The Seer”. At the time we knew that it would be two and a half hours long, on double CD and triple LP. We also knew about some of the guests on it: Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker from Low, and Akron/Family. Now, Michael Gira has told The Quietus that the album will be out on 27th August on his own Young God Records, and that it will feature Mercury Rev's Grasshopper, Ben Frost, alongside the always intense Jarboe, founding member of Swans for fifteen years. The band leader said about their new effort: “The Seer took 30 years to make. It's the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I've ever made, been involved in or imagined. But it's unfinished, like the songs themselves ”.