05 Jul Aquarius Records review of “Everyday Including”
UNION TRADE, THE Everyday Including (Tricycle Records)
For their second cd and first full length, The Union Trade’s previous post-rock leanings are embraced by their fuzzy indie rock selves. Definitely brings to mind the slouchy, slightly dour charm of ’90s college rock kingpins Sebadoh and Seam… for sure a good thing in our books! They’ve stripped back quite a bit of the guitar effects which dominated their previous release 2007’s Now The Swell ep (or perhaps have more thoroughly integrated them), and have retained a nice warm blanket of reverb and gentler squalls of distortion. They’re much more vocal heavy too. Eleven terrific songs for these overcast drizzly days!