The Union Trade

San Anselmo, CA United States

The Union Trade Press Photo
Genres:Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock
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.
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