Michael GiraMichael Gira
was the founder and lead singer in the New York City
rock band, Swans
. After the band broke up in 1997
Gira released a number of solo albums under the names Angels of Light
and The Body Lovers. The former being a acoustic ensemble with Gira acting as singer/songwriter, and the latter an instrumental and experimental electronic project. He has released several albums under his own name including The Somniloquist
(2000) and a collaboration with Windsor From the Derby's frontman Dan Matz titled What We Did
Gira's short story collection "The Consumer" was published in 1995 by 2.13.61 publications.
Gira also runs a record label called Young God Records.