Tricycle Records Announce The Union Trade Record Release Show and Tour Dates

December 10, 2014
Announcing The Union Trade
Record Release Show and Tour Dates

The release of the new Union Trade record “A Place For Long Years” is just around the corner on February 3rd, 2015. We are thrilled to announce the band will perform this much anticipated album in it’s entirety live on February 4th at Rickshaw Stop, joined by Ann Yu (Silver Swans) from the studio sessions.

The Union Trade Record Release Show
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco
with Sunrunners and 100%
8pm / All Ages / $10
Tickets and information:

The show will be the launch of a tour set to support the new release.

Tour Dates
Feb 17th
The Holland Project, Reno, NVFeb 18th
Crazy Horse, Boise. ID

Feb 19th
Ash Street Saloon, Portland, OR
w/ Lo’ There Do I See My Brother & Amos Val

Feb 20th
High Dive, Seattle, WA
w/ Lo’ There Do I See My Brother
$6 in advance, $8 at the door. 9:30pm / 21+
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Feb 21st
Make.Shift, Bellingham, WA
w/ Lo’ There Do I See My Brother
8 p.m. / All-Ages

About the Upcoming Release

To date, San Francisco based The Union Trade’s sound has lived somewhere between the instrumental rock sound of bands like Explosions In the Sky, Caspian and This Will Destroy You and a more vocal driven shoegaze sound. On their upcoming sophomore LP, “A Place of Long Years”, recorded in San Francisco’s Mission District at the historic Different Fur Studios is set for release February 3rd 2015 on Tricycle Records, The Union Trade make a natural progression into the true instrumental post-rock realm they first explored on the track “Everyday Including Holidays” from their debut 2008 LP Everyday Including (Tricycle).

The origins of “A Place of Long Years” can be traced back to a nearly three year performance hiatus for The Union Trade. Following a break after the release of their last studio release, the 2011 EP “Why We Need Night”, the band began to write again, but this time without a drummer. In this slower, quieter process, the founding trio of Don Joslin, Nate Munger and Eric Salk found space to begin composing what would develop into an entirely instrumental set of songs. When they were ready, adding the singular energy of new drummer Eitan Anzenberg later in the process helped the songs find their final form while others emerged.

The result is “A Place of Long Years”, a cinematic post-rock album that explores the power of places physical and psychic and the awe of phenomena both mysterious and natural.  With this inspiration The Union Trade have created a collection of diverse and moving soundscapes that remain mostly unpeopled, sometimes achingly so, while they abound with emotions intimate and epic.

With in-studio contributions from Tricycle labelmates Nate Blaz on Cello (Geographer) and Ann Yu’s (Silver Swans) hauntingly spare vocals, The Union Trade have made an instrumental statement that stakes out new ground for a band ready to re-emerge into the growing instrumental post-rock scene.

The new LP, “A Place of Long Years”, is set for release on February 3rd, 2015 via Tricycle Records and available on limited edition smoky clear vinyl, CD, digital formats. Pre-Orders now available, includes free poster and early shipping, limited to first 100 orders. Pre-order here.

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