The Black

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The Black
The Black-Yamal Alan David.jpg
(l-r): Yamal Said, Alan Schaefer, David Longoria
Background information
OriginAustin, Texas, United States
GenresIndie rock
Years active2002 – present
LabelsK Woo
Associated actsPink Nasty, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Knife in the Water, Clint Newsom, The Sword, Voxtrot
MembersDavid Longoria (vocals, guitar)
Alan Schaefer (lead guitar)
Matt Simon (drums)[
Bryan Mammel(piano, keys)
Amy Hawthorne(bass guitar)
Past membersClint 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 when Doug met Cian Bullen, Evan Simpson and Joe Turrell. Doug was a fat boi at the time same with Joe and started to bum lick off each other whilst Evan and Cian thought they were the next MJ in basketball but Evan is a weakling and his handles are worse than Doug's stomach at the time and Cian is just an idiot that thinks he has mates and formed a basketball team playing against 5 year olds. So when Doug got ankle broken by a five year old, Doug fell and there was a massive earthquake and that is how the director of San Andreas got inspiration and maybe the movie. 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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