A Thousand Years

by Cry For Us Black Swans

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'"A Thousand Years" delicately blends atmospheric synth foundations overlaid by folk-esque acoustic guitars and infectious bass pulsations. Rounded out by Piotrowski's unmistakably ethereal voice, the album completely envelops the listener and careens them through the pathways of their heart and psyche. "A Thousand Years" has the knack for evoking dreamlike states complete with haunting and yet blissful musical landscapes. This paradoxical quality in Piotrowski's vocal stylings and lyrical content are at the core of this beautifully crafted work. Cry For us Black Swans, akin to the mystical bird he conjures the name from, are a rare breed, but once discovered, unveil an unparalleled aestheticism that is worth the search.' ~Danny King


released October 15, 2010

All Songs Written by Jon Piotrowski
Except 'Chemicals' and 'Crow' - Written by Eric Walton.
Accompaniment/Arrangement/Studio Engineering on all tracks except 'We Are Eternal' by Eric Walton.
Drums on 'Chemicals' and 'Crow' by Robert Li.
'We Are Eternal' - recorded at Secret Cedar Recording Studios in Santee, CA with the help of Danny King, Aaron Blomberg and Pat Heaney.
All songs mastered at Sushifish Recording Studios in San Diego, CA by Matt Reynolds.
Special Thanks to O, Joanie Mendenhall, and Brian Holwerda.
© Cry For Us Black Swans 2010



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Cry For Us Black Swans was created by Jon Piotrowski in 2009, as a bedroom ballad alternative to his then feral, San Diego based art-rock band, Demasiado.

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Track Name: Karlheinz Stockhausen. Part 1
"This ritual isn't working. This fire is not burning. The ceremony is waiting for you to start participating. This black, black book is all you took. Because my soul is (still) intact."
Track Name: Fear of Sleep
"We all hope you end up fine in time when the rain subsides."
Track Name: Fire Attracts Bats
"Safe and sound the bats are falling down . . ."
Track Name: Chemicals
"I just want you to know how I feel: I feel unfathomed."
Track Name: Axiom
"Get up, get down from the underground - when everything means nothing anymore.
Get up, get down, grab the kick drum and come to town - when everything means nothing anymore."
Track Name: Sophia
"She sits on the lawn, her problems gone. She called in sick just to sit and do some art. . . but art is hard."
Track Name: The End is Far From Here
"If all the roads weren't painted gold, would you walk with me?
If all my friends thought they were dead, would you hang around with me?
If saying goodbye was all you knew to be right, would you say hello to me?
If this is the end then how would I begin again?
Will you take a chance on me?"
Track Name: Saying Goodbye to Annie
We need a place to distract our minds and find a new place for all this mental furniture.
Track Name: The Rubber Tree
"No one will know where I went today. No one will see me drive away."
Track Name: We Are Eternal
"We sold our souls to the road that we travel on. We hang our heads in the gardens of Babylon. When the women are dead, we'll take wisdom from the children . . ."