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Black Swan

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"Dark, Progressive Indie Rock..."

Black Swan's dark, progressive indie rock makes excellent use of post-rock and goth-rock touchstones, creating a moody, atmospheric sound all its own. Reid Hardaway's nimble, heavily reverbed arpeggios counter-balance Courtney Vincent's piano structures perfectly, and Hardaway's tasteful use of delay recalls early British shoegazers Ride. And let's not forget the rhythm section, the powerful combination of bassist Joe Greene and drummer Daniel Wilson. The most striking of Black Swan's compositional elements, though, is Vincent's voice, which is at once seductively husky and elegantly restrained. -

"Free Times Music Crawl 2007"

With a sparse yet subtly propulsive sound, Columbia's Black Swan avoids easy categorization. The piano-laced foundation of minor chord melodies forces the band to focus its energy on the darker side of the pop construct. Vocalist Courtney Vincent sounds both urgent and plaintive, singing unpredictably off-kilter melodies as compared to the music. Four demos are available...ranging from the beautiful, haunting, and aptly named "Melancholia" to the more straightforward, driving dark pop of "Holding Out." With only a handful of shows under its belt, Black Swan already displays an enormous amount of potential. - E. Greenwood
Published 10.3.07 by the Free Times

- Free Times

"Sky Is The Limit"

Black Swan is a local (Columbia, SC) band who I had the pleasure of seeing this weekend. As I watched the band I could tell they were still trying to adapt in a live setting. Still, I was shocked to learn after the show that it was only the band’s second performance together. That fact left me even more impressed with the band’s expansive and engaging sound. Black Swan may only be in their infancy but the sky is the limit. The band has already recorded a five song EP which they were graciously giving away for free this weekend. - W. Miller
Posted 8.20.07 by Sound As Language
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Black Swan EP Tracks:
1. "Altered"
2. "Holding Out"
3. "Melancholia"
4. "Wake Up"
5. "The Last Time"