"Zwan" were a short-lived "indie supergroup" that was formed by The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan in 2001. The band then was disbanded shortly after by Corgan in 2003.
* Billy Corgan (vocals/guitar), formerly of The Smashing Pumpkins.
* Matt Sweeney (guitar), formerly of the bands Chavez and Skunk. He has also played with Cat Power, Guided By Voices, and Will Oldham/Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
* David Pajo (guitar), formerly of Slint, also the driving force behind Papa M. He has also played with Tortoise, Stereolab, Royal Trux and Will Oldham/Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
* Paz Lenchantin (bass), also of A Perfect Circle. She has also played with Papa M and The Silver Jews.
* Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), formerly of The Smashing Pumpkins.
Following the breakup of the Smashing Pumpkins, Corgan and Chamberlin joined forces with Sweeney to start Zwan. Sweeney recruited Pajo, and the band debuted as a four-piece in late 2001. Lenchantin completed the group in spring 2002.
Widely seen as a vehicle for Corgan's prolific songwriting, Zwan used an intricate three-guitar attack to craft a sound often compared to that of the Smashing Pumpkins album ''Sia...
|years active||2001– 2003|
|music genre||Rock music|