The Union Trade Bio:
The Union Trade made their debut in 2007 with the release of their first EP, “Now the Swell” (Tricycle), which was quickly followed up by their first full-length album. 2008’s “Everyday Including” (Tricycle) laid out the band’s vision of a lush cinematic post rock sound built on heavily distorted guitars awash in delay, epic dynamics, and minimalist vocals. Garnering the band praise in national and international press, and fans around the world, “Everyday Including” also earned The Union Trade an official showcase at SXSW 2009.
With the addition of new drummer David Elrod to the founding line-up of, Don Joslin (guitar), Eric Salk (guitar & keyboards) and Nate Munger (bass & lead vocals), The Union Trade add a dynamic new element to their sound. This new energy is captured on their upcoming EP, “Why We Need Night”, set for release on February 8th 2011 on Tricycle Records.
Over the course of their upcoming EP, “Why We Need Night” (Tricycle), The Union Trade follow the contours of proven terrain and map the outlines of an evolving sound. In moments throughout, the band strips away the epic layers of their first album to expose the intimacy of a beautiful guitar line, the gravity of a simple piano progression, or the emotion and lyricism of a vocal performance. Energized by dynamic rhythms, the EP progresses from the familiar into new territory marked by a broader range of analog and acoustic keyboards, electronic elements and The Union Trade’s most concise song structures to date. “Why We Need Night” captures The Union Trade as they continue to define the space where instrumental rock influences meet a more mainstream indie rock sound.
Now The Swell (Tricycle 2007)
In early 2007, The Union Trade’s debut release, Now The Swell (Tricycle), offered the first concrete proof of the band’s potential. What began as just a demo, evolved into a full scale EP that put the band on the radar in San Francisco’s indie scene, and in the ears of national press. A snapshot of the band finding its sound, Now The Swell earned The Union Trade early accolades for its tight, emotional, and confident take on the post-rock genre.
Everyday Including (Tricycle 2008)
With their first full-length release, Everyday Including (Tricycle), The Union Trade have bridged the gap between their instrumental-band inspirations, and a more vocals focused indie rock sound. This accomplished and cinematic album explores both sonic and human emotion as The Union Trade move in sweeping lines from dark and delicate beauty to soaring, triumphant peaks. Heavy, distorted guitars awash in delay are lifted by driving rhythms to create expansive melodies and lush textures anchored by the spare, evocative lyrics that narrate these songs with scenes of struggle and hope.
Listener Bio of The Union Trade
Based out of San Francisco, California, The Union Trade are Don Joslin (guitar/keys), Eric Salk (vocals/guitar), Nate Munger (bass/vocals) and Eldano (drums). Their songs, mainly instrumental, evoke a sense of something between, kinski, swervedriver and my bloody valentine.
The band’s third release, an EP called Why We Need Night is set for release on San Francisco Indie label, Tricycle Records, on Feb 8th, 2011 www.theuniontrade.com
Edited by nomdegear on 6 Mar 2011, 23:42
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