The Black

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The Black
The Black-Yamal Alan David.jpg
(l-r): Yamal Said, Alan Schaefer, David Longoria
Background information
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2002 – present
Labels K Woo
Associated acts Pink Nasty, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Knife in the Water, Clint Newsom, The Sword, Voxtrot
Members David Longoria (vocals, guitar)
Alan Schaefer (lead guitar)
Matt Simon (drums)[
Bryan Mammel(piano, keys)
Amy Hawthorne(bass guitar)
Past members Clint Newsom
Nick Moulos
Andy Morales
Zach Hennard
Adam Amparan
Danica Newell
Conrad Keely, Jason Reece, Kevin Allen, Danny Wood, Doni Schroader
(...Trail of Dead)
Trivett Wingo
(The Sword)
Jason Chronis, Matt Simon, Jared Van Fleet

The Black is a rock band from Austin, Texas that formed in 2002 when singer/songwriter David Longoria began collaborating with drummer Andy Morales. The two were later joined by renowned guitarist Alan Schaefer (son of famous guitar maker Ed Schaefer) and Nick Moulos of the Austin band The Crackpipes.


The group began playing regularly at Emo's and house parties until Schaefer moved to France to teach English in 2004. Longoria joined major label act ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead during the band's hiatus, his first performance with them on the Late Show with David Letterman in January 2005. Schaefer joined the rest of the band to support Trail of Dead on their European Worlds Apart tour. During the tour Trail of Dead was the band's backing band for a handful of shows.

Their full-length album Tanglewood was recorded in 2004 and released the spring of 2005 on their own record label K Woo.

The band's next release, titled Donna, was released in the summer of 2007.


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  1. ^ Doug Freeman (November 19, 2010). "The Black: Sun in the Day Moon at Night". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Review: The Black, Sun In The Day Moon At Night". Georgetown University Radio. November 9, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Tom Pilcher (October 22, 2010). "New in music". The Lawrentian. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 

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