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Tricycle Records at “Nightlife”

We are honored to co-present the first of the Summer Concert Series events at the California Academy of Sciences ‘Nightlife’. Please join us Thursday, August 5th from 6-10pm in the East Garden of the Academy for an outdoor music stage featuring live performances by our very own Silver Swans and good friends Rykarda Parasol and DJ Aaron Axelsen.

Music, cocktails, seahorses, space travel and a general broadening of the mind. ‘Nightlife’ is every Thursday, 6pm-10pm. 21+

Tickets available here

Full Tricycle Presents Calendar

Outdoor Stage at ‘Nightlife’
California Academy of Sciences
Featuring Silver Swans, Rykarda Parasol and DJ Aaron Axelsen
Thursday, August 5th
Doors 6:00 PM / $12

Geographer In Store
Amoeba Records Berkeley

Tuesday, August 17th
Show: 6:00 PM
All Ages / Free Show

Geographer at MILK BAR
with French Miami and Miles the DJ
Friday, September 10th
Doors 9:00 PM / $8 Cover

As usual, thanks for all the support!

Don and Julie
Tricycle Founders

Congratulations to Geographer for their SF Weekly Award 2010 ”Best Local Version of Radiohead”

“At first listen, you wouldn’t compare Geographer to Radiohead. The local trio consists of a skinny, long-haired dude playing one of those electronic cellos, a boxy-shaped baldie behind the drum kit, and a bearded New Jersey transplant with his fingers on stack upon stack of keyboards. But when the threesome launches into a tune like “Original Sin” from its recent Tricycle Records EP, Animal Shapes, the same undeniable wow factor is at work. Mike Deni’s falsetto is as strikingly beautiful an instrument as Thom Yorke’s, while the epic cello parts, the clubworthy programmed beats, and the otherworldly guitar riffs recall the best of Kid A. Picked by Spin as one of “Three Undiscovered Bands You Need to Hear Now,” Geographer may just be San Francisco’s next big thing. Radiohead, take note.” – SF Weekly

Tricycle Records Weekend Shows

Geographer plays Popscene
Thursday, May 20th at 330 Rich
with Keepaway (Brooklyn) and DJs Aaron Axelson and Omar
Doors: 9 PM / $10 cover / +18Friday, May 21st  The Northern Key at The Hemlock Tavern
with Jetskiis and Repeater
Doors: 9:30 PM / $6 cover / +21

Saturday, May 22nd Tricycle Records and The Owl Mag Present:
Geographer, Silver Swans and The Northern Key with DJ Elise (SOMA FM)
at The Uptown in Oakland
Doors: 9 PM / $8 cover / 21+

We are looking forward to a great weekend of shows. We hope to see you out and as usual, thanks to our friends and fans for all the support!

Don and Julie

Upcoming Tricycle Records Events!

Friday, May 14th Silver Swans at The Rickshaw Stop
with Starfucker and Butterfly Bones
Doors: 8pm / $10 Cover / 18+

Wednesday, May 19th Tricycle Records Presents: Eclectic Live
A Monthly Live Music Showcase at Harlot

Featuring:  Delle Vellum and Murder of Lilies with Resident DJ Jacob Fury
Doors: 9 PM / $5 cover / 21+

Thursday, May 20th Geographer at 330 Rich
for Popscene with Keepaway (Brooklyn) and DJs Aaron and Omar
Doors: 9 PM / $10 cover / +18

Friday, May 21st  The Northern Key at The Hemlock Tavern
with Jetskiis and Repeater
Doors: 9:30 PM / $6 cover / +21

Saturday, May 22nd Tricycle Records and The Owl Mag Present:
Geographer, Silver Swans and The Northern Key with DJ Elise (SOMA FM)
at The Uptown in Oakland
Doors: 9 PM / $8 cover / 21+

Sunday, June 6th Geographer at Shoreline Amphitheater
Local Music Stage at Live 105’s BFD Festival in Mountain View
with Sublime and Rome, Hole, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, Cage The Elephant and more!
Presale tickets:  http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/421360

We are always happy to see friends and fans out at our shows. Thanks for all the support!

Don and Julie

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 www.cafedunord.com.

Don and Julie
Tricycle Records Founders