Swans by Femke van Delft, not to be reused without permission. By the way, I think you can actually see video footage of Femke taking this photo, here.
Anyhow, the online portion of my M. Gira interview from last year is here; and my review of Swans' new album, The Seer, featuring brief quotes from both Gira and Jarboe (who is on the album!), is here. Anyone who has not seen Swans yet needs to; at some point in the future, when people look back at this period of rock history, the sheer immensity of Swans accomplishment will come clear, and y'all will be very, very sorry to have missed out. It'd be like having a chance to see Jimi Hendrix or The Doors, and passing it up; the times obscure the magnitude of the choice you make, but trust me, if you get your hands on a ticket, go see Swans.