The Black Swans


Occasion for Song

Available for the first time on 180 gram gatefold double vinyl
for Record Store Day, April 20th, 2013. Limited edition of 500.

Click the button to find a copy at
an independent record store near you.




Also available on CD here

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1 Basket of Light
2 Bound to Be
3 Portsmouth, Ohio
4 Somewhere Else
5 Daily Affirmation
6 JD's Blues
7 Where Are You Tonight?
8 Mask from Memory
9 Work Song
10 Shake Me Up
11 Fickle and Faded
12 Bad Dream

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Nice words about our last record, Don't blame the stars:

**** (4/5 stars) - MOJO
“a gorgeous sounding record”- Pitchfork
8.4/ 10 - Paste


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Thanks to American Songwriter Magazine for recognizing “Portsmouth, Ohio” as the 11th best song of the year. It’s a tough listen for us all and we appreciate American Songwriter for their thoughtfulness.
We’re happy to be in such fine company.

Thanks to American Songwriter Magazine for recognizing “Portsmouth, Ohio” as the 11th best song of the year. It’s a tough listen for us all and we appreciate American Songwriter for their thoughtfulness.

We’re happy to be in such fine company.

The Black Swans are on our way back to Spain and Portugal with our good friend Zachary Cale.  Click on the poster for dates.  Thanks to Abel Cuevas for the beautiful poster.

The Black Swans are on our way back to Spain and Portugal with our good friend Zachary Cale.  Click on the poster for dates.  Thanks to Abel Cuevas for the beautiful poster.

Why? Why not?

The Black Swans duo version— acoustic guitar/vocals/ harmonica & lap steel/electric guitar— hit the Blue Highways and Gray Sidewalks with the fantastic Why? throughout Folktober and more!!!

10/19: Chicago, IL • Lincoln Hall

10/20: Pittsburgh, PA • Altar

10/21: Brooklyn, NY • Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/23: Charlottesville, VA • Newcomb Ballroom

10/24: Richmond, VA • Canal Club

10/25: Athens, GA • 40 Watt Club

10/26: Jacksonville, FL • Jack Rabbits

10/27: Orlando, FL • The Social

10/28: Tampa, FL • Crowbar

10/29: Tallahassee, FL • Club Downunder

10/30: Mobile, AL • Alabama Music Box

10/31: Baton Rouge, LA • Spanish Moon

11/1: Houston, TX • Walter’s

11/2: Dallas, TX • Sons of Hermann Hall

11/3: Austin, TX • Club DeVille (FunFunFun Nites Festival)

11/4: Oklahoma City, OK • ACM@UCO Performance Lab

11/5: St. Louis, MO • Luminary Arts

mojo-ing
The Black Swans are in this month’s issue.  

PS: We’re rolling into Brooklyn tonight at the Rock Shop.

mojo-ing

The Black Swans are in this month’s issue.  

PS: We’re rolling into Brooklyn tonight at the Rock Shop.

BLACK SWANS MORNING VOICE GOES LOW ON THE DIAL COURTESY OF WCBE

OUR GREEN MINIVAN (VAN MINISON) KEEPS ROLLING:

8/29- New Haven, CT- Cafe Nine
8/30- Brooklyn, NY- Rock Shop
8/31- NYC, NY- Mercury Lounge
9/1- Providence, RI- Fete
9/2- Philadelphia, PA- Folkdelphia presents, St. George Methodist Church w/ Glenn Jones and Meg Baird
9/4- DC- Sixth & I 
9/5- Charlottesville, VA- Tea Bazaar w/ Glenn Jones
9/7- Lexington, KY- Cosmic Charlie’s
9/8- Nashville- High Watt
9/10- North Manchester, IN— Firehouse (corrected date!!)
9/11- Chicago- Empty Bottle
9/12- Bloomington, IN- Bishop
9/13- Cincinnati, OH- MOTR

Pitchforked!

Thanks to Pitchfork and Stephen M. Deusner for today’s review.  And thanks to Graphics Factory for helping us continue our tradition of bad clip art.

The new tour bus arrived and we are hitting the road!



8/24-Columbus, Ohio- Rumba

8/25- Toledo, Ohio- Ottawa Tavern

8/26- Cleveland, Ohio- Happy Dog Saloon

8/27- Pittsburgh, PA- Thunderbird Cafe

8/29- New Haven, CT- Cafe Nine

8/30- Brooklyn, NY- Rock Shop

8/31- NYC, NY- Mercury Lounge

9/1- Providence, RI- Fete

9/2- Philadelphia, PA- Folkdelphia presents, St. George Methodist Church w/ Glenn Jones and Meg Baird

9/4- DC- Sixth & I (www.sixthandi.com)

9/5- Charlottesville, VA- Tea Bazaar w/ Glenn Jones

9/7- Lexington, KY- Cosmic Charlie’s

9/8- Nashville- High Watt

9/9- North Manchester, IN— Firehouse

9/11- Chicago- Empty Bottle

9/12- Bloomington, IN- Bishop

9/13- Cincinnati, OH- MOTR