Tricycle News: Hot on Three Wheels

Summer is officially here, and if you live in San Francisco like we do, you may need some heating up. Check out the INCREDIBLY HOT new video from Stripmall Architecture for the B-side track ‘Dusk Drinks’.

Disclaimer: This video has sexual content and nudity, so don’t watch it at work.

In other Tricycle news, we are gearing up for three summer releases.

The Bay Area music scene is alive with new artists and an evolving sound. “Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. II” is our way of sharing new music from the local scene. This compilation will feature new artists and special tracks from artists you already know like Hot Toddies, The Union Trade, Rich Girls, Loquat, Fake Your Own Death, 8th Grader and more. To submit music for our compilation, send a link to stream your song to All artists must be Bay Area based.

‘Everyday Including’ by The Union Trade, has been one of our top sellers and August 1st we will be offering it on beautiful vinyl. For fans of Shoegaze and Postrock, this album is a must have.

Lastly, we are pleased to announce Luisa Black of The Blacks is back with her new project Rich Girls. This is what Luisa had to say about her garage-y torch songs: “I moped around for two years after The Blacks broke up and refused to listen to or play any music. Then I said screw it and started Rich Girls. It’s just me so no one can quit the band.” But, more on this later in the summer–because the Stripmall Architecture video is about all the hot this newsletter can handle.

Music We Loved in 2011

The Third Wheel Blog

2011 was a great year in music.
Check out what Tricycle Artists and Staff fell in love with.

Luisa Black, The Blacks and Rich Girls
Top 5 Songs of 2011

  1. The Kills – Baby Says
  2. The Drums – Book of Revelation
  3. Kanye West & JAY Z – Niggas in Paris
  4. Dum Dum Girls – Caught in One
  5. Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks

Nate Blaz, Geographer
Top Album of 2011

  1. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up

Julie Schuchard, Tricycle Co Founder
Top 10 Records of 2011

  1. PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”
  2. The Black Keys, El Camino
  3. Handsome Furs- “Sound Kapitol”
  4. Austra- “Feel It Break”
  5. Girls – “Father, Son, Holy Ghost”
  6. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Watch The Throne”
  7. Bon Iver – “Bon Iver”
  8. The Black Lips- “Arabia Mountain”
  9. M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  10. The Kills, Blood Pressures

Don Joslin, The Union Trade and Tricycle Co Founder
Top 10 Records of 2011

  1. Explosions in the Sky, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
  2. Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  3. M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  4. Blind Pilot, We Are the Tide
  5. For a Minor Reflection, For a Minor Reflection- EP
  6. British Sea Power, Valhalla Dancehall
  7. Caspian, Tertia
  8. Air Formation, Nothing to Wish For (Nothing to Lose)
  9. This Will Destroy You, Tunnel Blanket
  10. Russian Circles, Empros

Erin Venables, Super Awesome Tricycle Intern
Top 10 Records of 2011

  1. Beirut – The Rip Tide
  2. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  3. The Black Keys – El Camino
  4. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Mammoth Swoon
  5. Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread
  6. Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania
  7. Twin Sister: In Heaven
  8. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  9. Cults – Cults
  10. Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Andrew Galluccio, The Northern Key
Top 10 Records of 2011

  1. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  2. Washed Out: Within Without You
  3. Real Estate: Days
  4. Cut Copy: Zonoscope
  5. Charles Bradley: No Time for Dreaming
  6. Wilco: The Whole Love
  7. Wooden Birds: Two Matchsticks
  8. M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  9. Twin Sister: In Heaven
  10. Vetiver: The Errant Charm

Israel Chavarin, The Frail
Top Album of 2011

  1. The Black Keys El Camino

Tricycle Records 5th Annual Holiday Party at Milk Bar!

Come out and celebrate the Tricycle Records 5th Annual Holiday Party Friday Dec 9th at Milk Bar in San Francisco!

Featuring DJ sets by:

Just Blaz (Geographer)
In Geographer Nathan Blaz may woo you with his cello, but wait til you hear what he has in store for you on the dance floor. Get ready for a hip hop dance party.

Mario Muse (Wave Not Wave / Queen is Dead )
No words to describe this “Charming Man”. He’ll be playing some electro, dance wave and surely The Smiths.

Julie T. (Tricycle Records)
Tricycle founder throws out some of her favorite dance hits.

Special Surprise guest TBA.
Open Vodka Bar from 9-10 pm sponsored by Pearl Vodka
Midnight Snacks by Queen of Pops
Free with RSVP or $5 at the door.