The Black

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Austin-based indie rock outfit specializes in a blend of "rockabilly, blues, swamp, and folk songs” influenced by the Byrds and the Band.
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Austin, TX-based indie rock outfit the Black formed in 2002 around the talents of singer/songwriter David Longoria (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), drummer Matt Simon (Voxtrot), bass player Jason Chronis (Voxtrot), and guitarist Alan Schaefer (son of Ed Schaefer of Schaefer Guitars). The band’s self-described mix of “rockabilly, blues, swamp, and folk songs” owes as much to classic rock luminaries like the Band and the Byrds as it does modern neo-country contemporaries like Blanche, Blitzen Trapper, and Drive-By Truckers. The Black's debut album, Tanglewood, arrived in 2006, followed by The Donna EP in 2008 and the full-length Sun in the Day Moon at Night in 2010.