UPDATE:Â You can get both Union Trade albums for $33 shipped (free shipping for US) from Tricycle’s site, as opposed to $46 through Bandcamp, if you’re looking to purchase both! THANKS DENNIS!!
You may recall San Francisco’s The Union Trade from way back in May of 2013 when we first discovered these guys and posted about the pressing of theirÂ debutÂ LPÂ Everyday Including. Since that record, this bunch put out two EPs (Why We Need Night EPÂ &Â Translations Remix EP)Â before unveiling their sophomore LP,Â A Place of Long Years.
With 2013’s post came the introduction to these guys for me and probably for the majority of you guys who meander the site here. With that record we discoveredÂ a mature post-rock sound thatÂ saw building crescendos with elements of shoegaze tossed in the mix unveilingÂ a sonic adventure riddled withÂ walls of sound amid the abundantly beautiful soundscapes.
Now, I haven’t heard any of the tracks outside of the two singles available (Drakes Passage &Â Murmurations; both found below), but with this album it’s been mentioned that there are a few guest additions to include Ann Yu (of Silver Swans) as a vocalist and Nate Blaz (of Geographer) as a cellist. Not known for being a heavy post-rock group, we can expect to see further exploration within this album delving even deeper into the ambient/post-rock/shoegaze sound that these guys seemsÂ so attune to.
If you want to get a better idea of whoÂ these guys are, beyond the tracks found below, be sure to check outÂ Everyday IncludingÂ right HERE. You can also still snag that record on vinyl via that same link (limited to 150 copies)!!
“On the one hand The Union Trade are a muscular (but not particularly heavy) post-rock group, on the other they can craft fatalistic shoegaze lullabies anchored by dreamy guitars…” -Matthew Sweeney of Foreign Accents
The Union Trade â€śA Place of Long Yearsâ€ť Pre-Order
Release Date: 2/3/2015
Format: Vinyl / Audio CD / Digital Download
Pre-Orders Now Available:
Limited edition smoky clear vinyl, beautiful matte finish gate fold packaging with free download card. All pre-orders also include an instant download of the two singles â€śMurmurationsâ€ť and â€śDrakes Passageâ€ť as well as a custom limited edition poster and ships 1 week before street date. Limited to first 100 pre-orders.
All pre-orders ship on or before January 27th 2015
- See more at: https://www.tricyclerecords.com/product/the-union-trade-a-place-of-long-years/#sthash.DeCCT2Gk.dpuf
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive