If you've got two hours to spare and possibly breed some nightmares out of today, do it with Swans' To Be Kind, which you can stream now a week in advance of its physical release, via NPR. From the hulking, slow-building onslaught of "Screen Shot," to the space-y desert vibes of "Just A Little Boy," which I can assure you will figure prominently when I'm the music supervisor for an HBO miniseries adaptation of Blood Meridian (who do I talk to about doing this?), to the swarming 35-minute centerpiece "Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture," prepare for maximal brain erasure and you might just get out alive at the other end. If you survive, pick up a physical copy in a record store starting May 13th.
Prepare for maximal brain erasure.