Exclusive: Trade Wind (Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path) Will Tug At Your Hard Rock Heartstrings
You might think, to hear that they feature members of punk heavy-hitters like Stray From The Path and Stick To Your Guns, that you know what Trade Wind will sound like. But your anthemic rock assumptions don’t do this band justice — the quartet, who hail from all across North America, play a beautiful, dreamy brand of emotional hard rock whose moments of heaviness are always drenched in echoing distortion and personal introspection.
The band’s new song, Certain Freedoms, the title track of their upcoming new album, is a perfect declaration of Trade Wind’s tone. On the one hand, the song is mellow and patient, and confronts big issues of the heart with a certain level of thoughtfulness and grace. On the other, it still makes sure to bring growling riffs full of sweeping distortion into the mix, so that fans looking to the band due to their punk rock connections won’t feel left out in the rain. The song lives in a solid middle ground, offering hardened rockers something with which to soothe the savage beast.
Listen to Certain Freedoms below:
Check out the beautiful if a little hopeless cover for Trade Wind’s new album below:
Trade Wind’s Certain Freedoms comes out Friday, April 26th, via Other People Records and End Hits Records, and is available for preorder.
The band is heading out on a worldwide tour later this year, so fans in Europe, the UK, and the U.S. can get choked up at one of the following dates:
26 Merhout, BE @ Goezrock
27 Munchen, DE @ Impericon Festival
28 Wien, AT @ Werk ^
29 Nurnberg, DE @ Z-Bau ^
30 Munster, DE @ Uncle M Festival
01 Hamburge, DE @ Hafenklang ^
02 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden ^
04 Koln, DE @ Club Volta ^
05 Paris, FR @ @ L’Internationnal ^
06 Manchester, UK @ Night People ^
07 London, UK @ New Cross Inn ^
08 Wiesbaden, DE @ Kesselhaus ^
09 Aarau, CH @ Kiff ^
10 Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Club ^
11 Iserlohn, DE @ Dechenhohle #
24 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
25 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
31 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
06 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
07 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
^ w/ Modern Color, Scott Ruth
# w/ Scott Ruth
Sumac mastermind and ex-Isis frontman Aaron Turner discusses what his recent improv collaboration means for the band.
Note to self: No high fives from Orange Goblin.