Jeff Pilson, Robin McAuley, Reb Beach, Matt Starr formed a new band, Black Swan. Talking to Rock Titan, drummer Matt Starr talked about how got involved in the project: “Jeff reached out and said, ‘hey, I’ve got this new thing with Robin McAuley and Reb Beach, and I wanted to see if you’d be interested in talking about playing drums.’ And I said, ‘Yeah. Of course.’ I know all those guys — [they’re] super talented. They have a record, and the record was done and they needed to put some drums on it. So they had asked me, and I checked out the music and it was very cool. I said yes, and then, three days later, I was up at Jeff’s place and we were cutting drum tracks. We spent four days, three and a half days recording 12 songs. And it’s awesome… And it’s really, really, really good. Everybody says that about whatever they’re working on, but we were all, like, ‘Holy shit! This is awesome.'”