The Trade

The Trade

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The Trade gives a live show that demands participation through a sound that rises above pop clones and manufactured musicians. The Trade seeks to make a meaningful connection with their fans, to continue to lift them up and inspire them to greatness.

Biography

Some look to the stage as an altar to place themselves on to be worshiped. THE TRADE sees the stage as a place to grab your attention away from the noise of the day and, maybe for the first time, get you to look around. “We’re declaring all out war” sings Chris Lopez on "Let It Down”, which calls for an end to false and misleading ideas that are shaping our world today. There is still hope over the horizon though.

THE TRADE reminds us that there are power in numbers, with the belief in uniting through a musical movement. THE TRADE shows constantly draw crowds from far and near to hear a refreshing breath of music where you definitely receive more than you give. “I go right to the people”, commented Chris in a recent article in the Inland Empire’s The Press Enterprise, “They are going to remember who we are at the end of the show.” When Chris Lopez (vocals), Eric Estrada (guitar), Marcos Barboza (keyboard, guitar) Omar Ahmed (bass) and Tyler DeYoung (drums) take the stage, you can’t help but be swept up in the passion and energy of music with a message. And the message is getting out. THE TRADE has played all over Southern California and with a notable performance at last year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) Festival in Austin Texas, it is no surprise that radio airplay of their self-produced, self-titled CD is growing and can be heard on KROQ 106.7 and X103.9. THE TRADE's recent EP can be found on iTunes.

Their recently released self-titled CD is a seamless combination of uncompromising rock, underpinnings of electronica, and deeply-felt inspired lyrics. THE TRADE doesn’t write simplistic love songs or anthems of mindless angst. Chris, the lead lyricist of the band, writes in response to what he sees going on in the world around him. Speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves motivates the guys of THE TRADE. This past year, they helped raise $11,500 for an African relief fund by World Vision and continues to involve themselves in matters that gives them an opportunity to be salt and light to the world.

Lyrics

Let It Down

Written By: The Trade

There's a war that consumes the times.
A foundation broken by modern minds.
As they forfeit truth for youth and wealth, they mislead the masses for themselves.

We're declaring all out war, we'll end these boundaries so let it down, let it down.
We're declaring all out war, we'll end these boundaries so let it down, let it down.

Leaders cloak and daggers leech they force their doctrines into what they teach.
There's a special place for the wolves of lies, prepare ye the way for Judgments eyes.

We're declaring all out war, we'll end these boundaries so let it down, let it down.
We're declaring all out war, we'll end these boundaries so let it down, let it down.

Let it down, let it down, oh. Let it down, let it down oh. Let it down. Let it down.

White Noise

Written By: The Trade

The days have come, to start the trend and I cannot stop the secrets that taught me to pretend. We're not alone in this great big world. I cannot stop the secrets you kept from me.

White noise is following me and I can't make it on my own. This shows that if you burn the wick you melt the candle. x2

We've come so far to reach the end and I cannot stop the blood that's flowing from my veins. I'm falling out. I'm ending lines, to bring me back. I won't accept the ending, that you read to me.

White noise is following me and I can't make it on my own. This shows that if you burn the wick you melt the candle. x2

White noise is following me x3

Hush

Written By: The Trade

Hush don't speak now, you'll find, find another way. Back to yesterday. Hush, don't scream now, you'll find, find what you're looking for. When you were so young.

Right through you.

You'll find it on your own. Don't walk this path alone. I'm with you 'til the end.

Right through you.

Don't speak now, oh you'll find. Find your way to Me. I'm your security. Hush don't scream now, oh you'll find, a way from his cruel arms. You're free from death and harm.

Right through you.

You'll find it on your own. Don't walk this path alone. I'm with you 'til the end. Right through you. I'll be your hopes and fears sustain you through the years.

You'll make it 'til the end. Right through you.

Home. You'll make it home.

You'll find it on your own. Don't walk this path alone. I'm with you 'til the end. Right through you. I'll be your hopes and fears sustain you through the years, you'll make it 'til the end.

Right through you.

Discography

The Trade - (Self Titled EP)

1. Let It Down - Radio Airplay (KROQ 106.7FM, Indie-103.1FM & KCCX 103.9FM)
2. I Plan - Radio Airplay (KCCX 103.9FM)
3. White Noise
4. Hush
5. Fine Line

Set List

(Intro)
1. On Our Own
2. The Rising Sun
3. I Plan
4. Let It Down
5. Hush
6. Sons Of America
7. Deliverance

*Set is approximately 40 minutes long.