05 Mar Tympanogram Review…
Best line: Moving to the opposite side of the country to fulfill a sort of personal Manifest Destiny would probably sound like this, don’t you think?…see full post below.
There’s a surefire way to get me to read a promo email: appeal to my sense of home. (I read all email regardless, but you know…) Nate, the bassist/vocalist for The Union Trade is originally from just south of Rochester, and although he now calls San Francisco home, he can list a bunch of area staples/oddities, so I know he’s for real. And while he does say that he misses lake effect snow, which is obviously bullshit, I appreciate that he reached out via our shared residency.
Beyond the geographic connection, however, The Union Trade make a melodic brand of post-rock that can move from intimate to grand with ease. This track – from their recently released EP Why We Need Night – sounds musically akin to Explosions in the Sky, but with, you know, lyrics. Moving to the opposite side of the country to fulfill a sort of personal Manifest Destiny would probably sound like this, don’t you think?
Why We Need Night is available right now through the folks at Tricycle Records, who put out one of my favorite EPs of last year as well – Geographer’s Animal Shapes.
The Union Trade // Headlands [mp3] from Why We Need Night EP
see the review on tympanogram