The Northern Key Out Today!

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The Northern Key (self titled) LP is out today and availabe on iTunes, Amazon and through the Tricycle Records store. Singer / songwriter Andrew Galluccio is hardly a new member of Tricycle Records; as the bass player for The Red Verse, he has been part of the Tricycle family for years. We are excited to now release this collection of his songs, reminiscent of Mark Kozelek and Elliott Smith that truly capture the spirit of indie folk.

As The Northern Key, Andrew Galluccio unlocks a familiar world of folk music for the next generation of listeners. Galluccio’s gentle guitar and haunting harmonies melt pretension with pure expression; his tender voice thawing even the coolest cynic. This world is our companion, our comfort, and the perfect complement to any reality.

‘The Northern Key’ came alive at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco with Chris Chu (The Morning Benders) recording and mixing, and local musician Jen Grady contributing vocals and cello — in just 24 hours. Such spontaneity allowed years of dreaming to crystallize into a well-crafted — but not overworked — work of art.

Free Download
Download “Proof” from the the new album here

Release Show
Please join us Wednesday, February 3rd at The Makeout Room in San Francisco for the Northern Key Record Release Show, hosted by Penny Arcade and featuring live performances by Loquat, The Northern Key, Marabelle Phoenix, and Todayokay. Doors are at 7:30. Arrive early to ensure entry.

Upcoming Tricycle Records shows, Noise Pop and more!

Wednesday, February 3rd
The Northern Key Record Release Show at Make Out Room
for Penny Arcade with Loquat

Wednesday, February 17th
Eclectic Live at Harlot: our monthly live music showcase
Featuring performances by Excuses for Skipping and Jetskiis
with guest DJ Omar

Friday, February 26th
Geographer plays Noise Pop
at Great American Music Hall with Atlas Sound

Saturday, February 27th
Tricycle Co Founder Julie Schuchard will be a panelist for:
Mogul: Starting and Running Your Own Label
Noise Pop / Industry Noise Music Conference at Swedish American Music Hall

Sunday. February 28th
The Northern Key plays Noise Pop
at Bimbo’s with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Thursday, March 4th
The Red Verse at MILK BAR on Haight
with Starry Saints (Portland) and Delle Vellum

Thursday, March 11th
Geographer Record Release Show at The Rickshaw Stop
with LoveLikeFire and Altars

Thursday, March 18th

Geographer play The Bay Area Takeover in Austin for SXSW
For more information:

Many thanks to our friends and fans for supporting Tricycle Records and our bands!

Don and Julie
Tricycle Founders

Happy New Year and Silver Swans Release

We are thrilled to announce our first release of 2010, the much anticipated debut LP by Silver Swans. ‘Realize The Ghost’ is out today and available digitally through iTunes and Amazon.

The electro dream-pop project captures the eerie dramatics of The Knife and the syrupy darkness of Ladytron to build a dynamic, exultant sound all their own. Silver Swans take their name from a group of super-villains in the Wonder Woman comics that possess the vocal ability to create a destructive ‘swan song’. The musical counterpart Silver Swans, however, are far from the evil and destruction of their namesake.  What began in 2007 as a dancy electronic track floating between producer Jon Waters and musician/vocalist Ann Yu, soon flourished into a full length record. Two years in the making, the single, Realize The Ghost made its debut on Tricycle Records, and today we take great pleasure in releasing it as a full-length record.

The Buzz

Silver Swans were recently selected #3 on “LIVE 105’s TOP 10 NEW BAY AREA BANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW” with additional radio play on Future Sounds “Hot 5” by Larry Little and Radio Soundcheck with Aaron Axelson.
“What Blaqk Audio is to AFI, Silver Swans are to SF faves LoveLikeFire.Silver Swans are a fantastic new local synth/dance side-project of Ann Yu, lead singer of LoveLikeFire, and its an incredible piece of haunting, hypotonic and dreamy electronic pop. (for fans of The Knife, LADYTRON and La Roux).”
–Aaron Axelsen, Live105 Soundcheck

“Everyone has a different side, especially musicians, and it’s always great to hear that. We all know Ann Yu as the vocalist for LoveLikeFire and her unique ability to create dramatic and memorable songs, but in her side project Silver Swans (with Jon Waters), she shows her keen sense of anchoring dance floor fillers with beautifully swirling hollow vocals and intricate electro instrumentals that lift you into a dream state…a constant, yet enjoyable struggle between vocals and electronics.”
– Stranded in Stereo

“The frontrunner for Bay Area bands to watch in 2010”
– The Owl Mag

Release Show

Please join us in celebrating the Silver Swans record release at Cafe DuNord in San Francisco on Thursday, January 28th with live performances by Silver Swans, The Frail, Jonesin and guest DJ Mario Muse. Advance tickets can be purchased at

Don and Julie
Tricycle Records Founders

The music festival season is here and March is a big month for us at Tricycle headquarters.

The Red Verse play the 17th Annual Noise Pop Festival Saturday February 28th at The Rickshaw Stop, with special guest Luisa Black (The Blacks) on guitar. This Noise Pop bill is structured around headliner Clues (member of the Unicorns and Arcade Fire). Other support acts include Loch Lomand and Harbours. Doors at 8:30 PM / All Ages / $14 cover.

Our South by Southwest event The Bay Area Takeover is just around the corner. We are working overtime with our event partners at The Bay Bridged to guarantee this year’s event is not only memorable, but makes SXSW history! Vetiver, Mike Relm, The Morning Benders and Sholi share 2 stages with the best of local Bay Area talent including Tricycle bands The Union Trade, The Frail, The Red Verse and Tricycle newcomers Lilofee. If you are heading to Austin March 19th come check it out. This event is free with RSVP at:


Heave Media in Chicago loves Tricycle Records! Check out reviews for all your favorite Tricycle bands:

The Red Verse, No Chance for Romance Review
> Read it Here

The Frail: Electronic Music with a Human Heart
> Read it Here

The Blacks: Because Some Chicks Rock Harder Than Guys
> Read it Here

The Union Trade: Cry The Union Forever
> Read it Here

Upcoming Local Shows

February 28th Aim Low Kid
FREE show with Music for Animals and Audio Out Send
Noise Pop Happy Hour at Benders – 806 South Van Ness Avenue at 19th

February 28th The Red Verse
Noise Pop showcase with Harbours, Loch Lomand, and Clues
At The Rickshaw Stop – 155 Fell
$14 cover / All Ages / Doors at 8:30

March 12th The Union Trade
SXSW and Mini Tour Kickoff show with The Pack AD, Winters Fall
At The Retox Lounge – 628 20th St

March 13th The Aimless Never Miss
SXSW Tour Kickoff show with Saything, Sleepover Disaster
At The Retox Lounge – 628 20th St

March 13th The Union Trade – Los Angeles
with Socadia and Cutephase
At Downtown 81 @ Silver Factory Studios – 915 Mateo St

March 13th The Union Trade – San Diego
with The Burning of Rome, The Sleepover Disaster and The Aimless Never Miss 21+ free show. At Soda Bar -3615 El Cajon Blvd

April 23rd The Blacks
At 330 Rich for Popscene with A Place to Bury Strangers
All ages / Doors at 10

Tricycle Bands in Austin for SXSW

March 19th The Bay Area Takeover
The Union Trade, The Frail, The Red Verse and Lilofee
The Bay Area Takeover / 12-6pm / Free with RSVP
The Beauty Bar – 617 E 7th St.

March 20th The Union Trade
Space Out at the Carousel
with Longview, Ulrich Schnauss, Experimental Aircraft, Loquat and more / 2-7pm / at The Carousel Lounge @ 1110 E. 52nd

March 21st The Union Trade
Blu Café Bar & Lounge / 8pm / Free
at 360 Nueces Street

March 21st The Frail
Red Gorilla Party / 12pm-12am / Free
Nuno’s Upstairs (Nina’s Lounge) – 422 E. 6th Street

Many thanks for all the support, both locally and from afar. Hopefully we will see you out on the town!

Tricycle Records and The Bay Bridged announce The Bay Area Takeover 2009!

After many months of preparation, Tricycle Records and The Bay Bridged are proud to announce that the Bay Area Takeover is back! After last year’s big success, we’re throwing another six hour unofficial day party during the 2009 South by Southwest Music Festival, with performances by over a dozen of the San Francisco Bay Area’s hottest artists representing a broad cross-section of the Bay’s fertile and diverse music scene, including our own Tricycle artists The Frail, The Union Trade, The Red Verse and a very special new addition to our roster.

The 2009 Takeover takes place on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm at Austin’s Beauty Bar.  Once again, the party’s FREE, but you need to RSVP at to receive priority admission.

We’ve got an absolutely amazing lineup to share with you at the Takeover. The show’s headliners–Sub Pop folk-rock masters Vetiver, acclaimed A/V DJ Mike Relm, and indie pop buzz band The Morning Benders–are leaders in forging the Bay Area’s cosmopolitan music identity, and they’ll be joined by some of the hottest up-and-coming San Francisco groups, like Sholi, whose debut album comes out on Quarterstick/Touch and Go Records on February 17th.

The full list of acts is:

Mike Relm
The Morning Benders
Thee Oh Sees
The Heavenly States
The Frail
Two Sheds
The Union Trade
French Miami
The Red Verse

DJ sets by Popscene DJ’s Omar and Miles, DJ Elise (Indie Pop Rocks! on SomaFM) and Jacob Fury (Glamour)

You can find out more information about all of the artists at our newly relaunched web site,  The web site’s blog will be regularly updated until SXSW with the latest music news about the Takeover bands and all upcoming party announcements.

The Bay Area Takeover is sponsored by Zannel and SomaFM.  Affordable sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available.  Please contact for more information.

We can’t wait to see you in Austin!

Happy Holidays from Tricycle Records

Holiday Party!

It’s been a rocking year for Tricycle Records, and we are celebrating! Join us this Thursday, December 11th at Cafe DuNord for the Tricycle Holiday Rock Show featuring live performances by Veil Veil Vanish, The Union Trade and The Aimless Never Miss and DJ sets by DMAP! from LiloFee. Doors at 8pm / $10 / 21+

Advance tickets available here (Recommended)

Free Holiday Giftwrap!

Looking for last minute gift ideas? Order anything from the Tricycle Records store between now and Christmas and we will gift wrap it free! CDs and records make great stocking stuffers and lets not forget Hanukkah presents!

Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2009,