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Free Music: The Traders – “The Longest Day, MTL”

French punk band The Traders have a new demo track out, and they’re giving it away for free. Listen to and/or download “The Longest Day, MTL” below.

It’s the first song the band wrote with their new guitar player, and will be featured on a yet-to-be-announced EP.

The Traders are currently on tour in Europe. Check out those dates/locations here. At that link, you’ll also find the band’s last full-album release, Too Young… So Old, for free download. Read our review of the album here.

Free Comp Download: “Go Ahead, Make My Day, Punk!” (The Decline, Burning Heads & more)

Some punk fanzine (I think it’s French…) released a free comp featuring songs from The Decline, Burning Heads, The Traders, and a bunch of other good bands. Give it a listen and snag your free digital copy below if you’re looking for some new bands to check out.

The Traders announce summer European tour, offer album “Too Young… So Old” for free download

French punk band The Traders have announced a string of European tour dates this summer and you can get more information about the times and locations below.

The group is also offering their full length album “Too Young… So Old” for ‘name your price’ download and you can check that out below as well. “Too Young… So Old” was released on May 18th, 2013.

Album Review: The Traders – “Too Young… So Old”

When I first listened to The Traders’ new album “Too Young… So Old,” I got three tracks into it and I turned it off. The French band’s debut album was abrasive and disjointed. I kind of dreaded having to listen to it a few more times to review it.

But this album is the definition of a grower.

On my third or fourth listen through, I was transported back to my first year out of high school, driving around in my car, blowing out my speakers to “Dancing for Decadence” by the Sainte Catherines, by far my favorite album of 2006. I swear I am not making this comparison because they’re both from French-speaking areas, there is serious overlap in the sound between the bands. The raw, yelling vocals, the melodic guitar, even the guitar tone harkens back to the late Ontario punks. And it rules. The album’s first two tracks blow me out of the water, being that perfect mix of angry, modern punk and dirty, 80s metal that was almost popular in the late 2000s, but never really took off. I also hear some Glass and Ashes in here, and I’m loving that as well.

As a lot of albums do, the sustained blast that is the first half of “Too Young… So Old” gives way to a more subdued, poppy second half. The record features an acoustic track, as well as stuff that is a lot cleaner and melodic. These tracks are still great, particularly “Black Page Syndrome” and the title track, “Too Young… So Old,” but dude, if the whole album had been an assault like the first few tracks, this thing would be damn near perfect.

I would definitely recommend this album to anyone who’s still mourning the demise of the Sainte Catherines, digs Glass and Ashes, or really wishes Motorhead was on No Idea.

4/5 Stars

Introducing Punk Act: The Traders (full EP stream)

Here’s a new band for you guys to check out.  They’re called The Traders and they’re French but sing in English and you don’t really notice an accent or anything.  Anyway, to me they sound like a slightly more raw/distorted Swingin’ Utters and I’m quite digging their recently released full-length “Too Young… So Old”.  Check it out for yourself below.