Collaborations can be one of the most difficult yet rewarding tasks that any musician could possibly ever face. It can either go down the drain, or hit chart topping success throughout the nation. When it comes down to rating how well a collaboration may or may not be is almost entirely on the chemistry and relationship of those working together. Just being in a band itself presents a plentitude of arguments, distractions, and disagreements. However, every once in a while something truly awe inspiring happens. Fortunately, this “once in a while” just presented itself.
For those who are unfamiliar with Trade Wind may find themselves more knowledgeable with the members of this band and especially so with their other projects. Trade Wind is fronted by none other than Jesse Barnett of Stick to Your Guns and lead guitarist Tom Williams of Stray from the Path. Yes, this may be a seemingly odd outcome due to their inherent talent of producing some of the most influential music in hardcore and metal. Still, with Jesse’s song writing ability and Tom’s incredible knack to play a guitar? Well, you are left with something your ears have longed to hear but just didn’t know it. To this day I hold these guys as one of the greatest acts to grace hardcore from my generation and it seems as if they are ready to make this known through another genre.
In other words, Trade Wind is what happens when you take two impressively skilled musicians from the West Coast and the East Coast and have them make a record.
For those who still yet to listen to their music? We highly recommend listening to their debut EP titled “Suffer Just to Believe” off of Other People Records. An album that is simple by nature but rich in vibrant complexities that truly shine a new light in what it means to sound heavy. The best part? Trade Wind plays flawlessly in terms of sound and in regards to a crowed muddy room on the East Village of New York City. Paul, Eddie, and I were beyond stoked to see this band live in action last year when they toured on their EP at Webster Hall. Not going to waste time telling you how great the performance was when you can clearly find out for yourself. Oh yeah, these guys are hitting the road this summer with several stops up here in the North East. Check it.
Short sweet and to the point is that Trade Wind will be dropping their debut full length “You Make Everything Disappear” (http://www.otherpeoplerecords.com/products) on July 15 th at the Studio of Webster Hall. This is the second date of a full U.S. tour that they will be going on in support of their latest release. Until then here is a little treat of the new music with the song “I Hope I Don’t Wake Up to Die”.