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Following the release of debut 7-inch "Candy Walls" earlier this year on U.S. imprint Sacred Bones, Trust quickly garnered acclaim for its stirring and moody sounds, with Stereogum and The Fader quickly picking up the track and hailing the band as one to watch during SXSW 2011. In September 2011, Trust followed up "Candy Walls" with another 7" from Sacred Bones that featured "Bulbform" and "F.T.F." as a B-side. Versions of both tracks along with a version of "Candy Walls" will be include in the upcoming Arts & Crafts release.
In the last year they've performed with DFA1979, Crystal Castles, Balam Acab, Glass Candy, and Hercules and Love Affair.
Tales of lust, wax, and erotomania carry along on a dense black vapor of speed, space and tears. Trust is a pop hit factory buried deep in the mud. More info to come on 2012 tour dates and SXSW shows.
"Cast their own shadow of darkness with gothic synths and baritone vocals." - Brooklyn Vegan "Something beautifully seedy." - The Fader
"They keep that dark, `dirty' energy in place and add a bunch of hooks, an ability/knack that separates them from a lot of folks associated with the word `witch.'" - Stereogum
"Dear Trust: You give me the chills; you know, the good kind. The dark, murky synth, low bass and ice man voice make my hairs stand on end, anxious for the next beat." - Yours Truly
Top Customer Reviews
trust's 'trst' would have fit right in that mix. right from the get go, 'shroom' gets the magical techno show off to a rip-roaring good time. robert alfon's vocals drift from sounding like a nasally peter murphy at the height of 'bela lugosi's dead' to a less-theatrical male counterpart to glass candy's ida no. he's a tough one to peg down, but i say that as a compliment. you're never quite sure which alfon you're going to get.
the synths on a majority of the tracks are nothing short of...locomotive? pulsating? thunderous? menacing? pick your superlative. but which ever one you do pick, rest assured they'll bat you over the head until you scream for mercy. this is a heavy, heavy, heavy synth record and it's completely awesome (so much so, i almost went and dyed my hair black. again).
having said all of that, the great thing about 'trst' is that despite all it's menacing overtones, the songs themselves are still very sharp, full of tight, catchy melodies, and hook-filled choruses. it's not especially easy to pull off a full-fledged, heavy synth album without enduring a joke or two; but trust expertly pulls it off with enough flair and cajones to make even the gothiest of goths crack a smile. true story.
so, maybe i will go dye my hair black and party like it's 1989. it's not such a bad place to go.
Trust is an amazing band that sounds like classic horror film actor Vincent Price meets early/mid 80's electro Goth. All the elements are there; classic, dark vocal hooks along with wonderful analog synths and drum machine sounds. I felt transported back in time. For the young audiences they may assume this is a current sound, but you're really being treated to how brilliant music was 30 years ago, before Grunge ruined "Alternative" music and Marilyn Manson distorted and exploited the original Goth ethic. The closest comparison in sound would be Sisters of Mercy.
The album starts off very strong with the dark and brooding "Shoom", followed by the darkly catchy "Dressed for Space". Then we are treated to a remix of an earlier single called "Bulbform" with a wonderful repetitive hook. After a few more great tracks, the album does lose steam with a few lesser tracks all in a row, including "This Ready Flesh", "F.T.F" and "Heaven", but picks up again and closes with a real retro dance floor stunner, "Sulk". For those of you on iTunes, you can get another worthwhile bonus track called "The Dazzle".
It turns out Trust contains a member of another newly discovered Canadian band that I've recently fallen in love with called Austra. Though that band is classic, artistic synthpop with all those great classic electronic sounds, it's much more beautifully haunting than the dark Gothic style of Trust. Both bands are very exciting and I hope they continue to produce music of this quality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I know I bought this used... I love trst! The music on this album are all great! I had a hard time getting it to read the file in my car at first, it said focus error... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amy Duran
Great album, my favorite of the year even though I only discovered it in 2015.Published 8 months ago by Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
Having been part of the goth/industrial scene in LA since my late teens, I have listened to and danced to every synth, goth, industrial, ebm, edm band you can think of and it takes... Read morePublished 9 months ago by TickTockAlice
Robert Alfons has an amazing voice. It is creepy, sleezy and lush all at the same time. Like a velvet clad devil calling you to the glamourous dark side. Oh! The synths. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jay
Thanks Amazon for removing the Prime playlist right after I discovered this album. I see I can buy the CD with "autorip" but I was getting excited to buy the album as an... Read morePublished 21 months ago by koldflow
I am hopelessly in love with Trust, I literally listen to this CD (and now Joyland) almost everyday. Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Rachel H
This is my first encounter with this music, and I am startled. All the great reviews ahead of me put it well. It's synth, goth, 80's, and yet new. Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by Zeno