Swan Island (band)

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Swan Island
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Swan Island live at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on 25 January 2006, while opening for The Gossip.
Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Rock, new wave
Years active 2004–2008
Website www.swanislandlove.com
Members Vincent Domini
Aubree Bernier-Clarke
Torrence Stratton
Brisa Gonzalez
Bob E. Kendrick

Swan Island is a five-piece rock band from Portland, Oregon. Their music is influenced by classic rock, new wave, progressive rock, and metal, as well as Queercore bands from the Pacific Northwest.

The band was started in March 2004 by drummer Vincent Domini (Menagerie / DJ Automaton) and guitarist Aubree Bernier-Clarke (Half-Seas-Over). They were soon joined by guitarist Torrence Stratton, vocalist Brisa Gonzalez, and bassist Bob E. Kendrick (Shemo and owner of 16 records). Swan Island has performed with Sleater-Kinney, Mary Timony, LKN, The Gossip, Tracy and the Plastics, and others on the west coast. In the summer of 2006 they performed at the week-long Homo-A-Go-Go festival in Olympia, Washington. Many of the members of Swan Island have been involved with Rock and Roll Camp for Girls.

The band's albums have been reviewed at Spin Magazine,[1] AllMusic,[2] and PopMatters.[3]


  • The Centre Will Hold LP on 16 Records / Holocene Music, September 2006
  • Night Owl 3"CD on 16 Records, 2005


  1. ^ Spin, December 2006
  2. ^ AllMusic Review: The Centre Will Hold
  3. ^ PopMatters Review: The Centre Will Hold

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