A Place Of Long Years

by The Union Trade

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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 full-length album, “A Place of Long Years”, 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).

After a nearly three year hiatus following 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 to be finalized with the singular energy of new drummer Eitan Anzenberg.

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 (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 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.

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released February 3, 2015

Produced And Written By: The Union Trade
Recorded By: Nic Pope At Different Fur In San Francisco
Mixed By: Nic Pope At Different Fur On Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7 & 9
Additional Mixing By: Ryan Coseboom On Tracks 3, 6 & 8
Mastered By: Alan Douches At West West Side Music In New York
Design And Photography By: Don Joslin
Additional Musical Contributions:
Cello by Nate Blaz of Geographer
Vocals by Ann Yu of Silver Swans

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The Union Trade San Francisco, California

Instrumental post-rock music from San Francisco. The Union Trade blend elements of shoegaze and post-rock into dense, melodic anthems and spare, aching soundscapes.

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Track Name: Sailing Stones
I think you said too much
Track Name: Murmurations
We can take you out
We can make you whole
Track Name: Strangers and Names
Do you care, how long has it been, how long ago
In the end, we took what time we could, I figured that you would
We are strangers for the rest, names we knew at best
The crack inside our bones the cuts that kept us home, the paranoia met
The king of all regrets
When did you come to know, the poison in this home,
Was too much for your soul, a darkness in your hole
We're strangers for the rest