Widely referred to as “post-rock,” the band is known for its very dense and heavily effected guitar sounds, combined with somewhat sparse anthemic lyrics. It’s like shoegaze without the lazy dazing.
Among very enthusiastic reviews,Â Smother magazineÂ said “Cheering on the recent wave of minor key grandeur in indie rock, The Union Trade seem destined to swiftly pour their influence into the pores of songwriters across the States. Dense walls of guitar are glazed and spackled with inflections of sound effects and distortion.”
The band will be holding a CD listening party at Beauty Bar in San Francisco tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6-8pm. Their CD release show will be held August 27 at Bottom of the Hill. You can order the album from the Tricycle Records website here.