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Trust – “Capitol” Video

Trust — now the solo project of producer Robert Alfons — recently put out the album Joyland, a record filled to the brim with dark, glittery dance music. Director Will Joines has now made a video for the album’s booming single “Capitol” that features Alfons singing while a girl seems to be haunted and possessed… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Trust – “Are We Arc?”

The dark Toronto electro-pop act Trust are a couple of weeks away from releasing Joyland, their second album but their first with producer Robert Alfons as the sole member. Early tracks “Rescue, Mister” and “Capitol” gave some idea what to expect: Big-room club music rendered as a sweaty fever-dream. But “Are We Arc?,” the third… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014 - 10:16 am

Trust – “Capitol”

It’s hard to say whether Toronto’s Trust are the same group that released the debut album TRST in 2012. They’ve gone from being a duo to becoming Robert Alfons’s solo project. And on the two tracks that we’ve heard from the forthcoming Joyland, that album’s dark, gothy pop has become something harder and clubbier and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Trust – “Rescue, Mister” Video

If you stared at an expensive nightclub’s light display for a few minutes, then closed your eyes and pressed your thumbs into your eyelids, you might see something that looks like Trust’s “Rescue, Mister.” Once a duo, Trust is now the dark, synthy solo project of Torontonian producer Robert Alfons, and Sabrina Ratte directed the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2014 - 11:01 am

Trust – “Rescue, Mister (Null Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month we heard the newest single by Toronto producer Trust, a shadowy, glittery club jam titled “Rescue, Mister.” Now up-and-coming Australian producer Null has given the track a remix that only pushes the song’s original strengths further. It’s denser, darker, and prettier. Listen below and look for Trust’s sophomore album soon. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 22, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Trust – “Rescue, Mister”

Two years ago, the doomy Toronto synth duo Trust made their debut with the ominous album TRST. Since that time, Trust has become a solo project, with Robert Alfons running the whole show, and the sophomore LP Joyland, which Alfons describes as “an eruption of guts, eels, and joy,” looms imminent. First single “Rescue, Mister”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 10:59 am

The Faint, Trust, The Casket Girls @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 11/18/12

Eleven years have passed since the Faint released Danse Macabre. With a deluxe remastered edition released today, the Faint have been traversing the country, playing the whole album in its entirety along with a few new recently recorded tracks like “Evil Voices.” They rattled a packed Fonda Theatre with their blinding strobe lights and unrelenting buzzy synthesizers. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 19, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Trust – “Divine”

Canuck electro-goths Trust have a new EP out, a collection from which we’ve already heard the throbbing title track “Dressed For Space.” Now they’ve put another cut from that release out into the world, a blippy, swirling dance cut called “Divine.” Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 21, 2012 - 11:23 am

Trust – “Dressed For Space” Video

Canadian electro-goth duo Trust’s debut album TRST might exude gloom and darkness, but the video for their track “Dressed For Space” is a neon blur of primary colors and bodies moving. Norman Wong directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Feist – “Graveyard (TRUST Remix)”

Labelmates TRUST impose their downstated electro pulse on Feist’s Metals jam “Graveyard,” and the result is a pretty seamless, cool little number. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012 - 12:42 pm

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Trust – “Sulk”

The gloomy, gothy Toronto synthpop duo Trust, which includes Austra drummer Maya Postepski, is getting ready to release debut album TRST next month. Debut single “Sulk” is out digitally right now, and it’s a thumping swirl very much from the Austra side of things. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012 - 3:12 pm

TRUST – “Bulbform” Video

Arts & Crafts took a strong step toward post-BSS-era redefinition by signing TRUST, the murk-wave synth-pop Toronto duo of Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski. You may recognize Maya’s eyeglass frames from Austra shows, where she serves on drums; in fact, if you’ve seen Austra at a small club show over the past year, you probably… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 6, 2012 - 2:36 pm

18 Dark Bands To Watch In 2011

It’s not news that popular indie rock got a bit darker in 2010. Look no further than regular topics of conversation around here — Zola Jesus, CREEP, Cold Cave, Salem, Tamaryn, Blessure Grave, Locrian, Gatekeeper, Frank (Just Frank), Crystal Castles, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Minks, oOoOO, Silent Diane, ///▲▲▲\\\, anyone else who got labeled “witch… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2011 - 3:15 pm

SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday. (That’s Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

TRUST – “Candy Walls” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sheena Easton’s “Sugar Walls” was a sexy song. TRUST’s “Candy Walls” is, too, but it requires closer listening. We’re told when the Toronto duo (and Crystal Castles and Egyptrixx pals) formed in 2009, they focused on “nostalgia, lust, and erotomania.” (An earlier track’s titled “Gloryhole,” Jamie Gillis fans.) On their debut 7″ they keep that… More »

By: brandon / March 1, 2011 - 11:16 am

Stereogum/Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas Unofficial SXSW Party

We’ll be in Austin in a couple weeks. Nobody likes a lazy non-contributor, so we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite labels Sacred Bones and one of Austin’s greatest institutions Chaos In Tejas to present a free all day/night party on Thursday March 17th at Beerland (711 Red River Street). It focuses on the… More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm