I started Young God Records originally in 1990 to facilitate the release of SWANS music (1982-1997, and now 2010 – ? ). In the late 90’s the label expanded to include music by other artists as well as my group Angels of Light. We had a good run there for a while, but due to the changing (adverse) climate in music commerce, and my decision to re-invigorate Swans (and the demands of time and energy that entails), I have recently decided to limit the label to releases by Swans and my other musical endeavors, exclusively. I might decide to do a one-off release by a friend or person’s music I particularly admire on occasion here and there in the future, but for the most part my role as “label boss” and producer etc is on permanent hiatus. I love the music the label has released, and I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to work with other artists on their music and careers. Many of them have become good friends. Most YGR releases will remain in print and available either through this website, what remaining retail venues exist, as well as digitally through the usual avenues. Your decision to purchase the music, rather than obtain it through other means, will go a long way towards enabling the work of Swans and the label to continue. Thanks for your support!
Best Wishes – Michael Gira