Things We Like: Trust / Joyland

Trust / Joyland

Trust just released their sophomore effort Joyland a couple weeks back. As you might know from reading this blog, we’re very much into Trust. I dread trying to categorize them, but just know that their music is totally synthetic and totally irresistible (i.e. catchy electronic pop). But there’s enough weirdness and darkness throughout to keep things interesting. Trying to keep up with Robert Alfons’ shapeshifting vocals, for one, is pretty much an act of futility. But one you’ll be entranced by nonetheless.

While perhaps not quite as good as their debut, there are more than enough stellar tunes on Joyland (like “Rescue, Mister”)  to keep us coming back for more. Who knows? Maybe after a few more spins we’ll love the whole thing. But for now we’re just happy to have Trust back in our lives.

They’re going on tour, too.

Things We Like: Trust

Wow. Could this be the album of the year? As far as I’m concerned, the competition could end right here, right now.

Do you like your electronics with a hint of drama? A bit of atmosphere with beats to match? Do you want something with a wisp of goth but without the guilt? Then this one is for you.

The Canadian duo Trust totally nails it on their new record “Trst”, with an icy, dare I say, dark take on electronic music that pulls from the very best of retro EBM and synth pop without sounding derivative or desperate. They take enough chances with sounds, textures, and attitude to keep it completely up to date. All of this plus hooks to die for.

So go listen to your new favorite band (and ours) now. No, seriously. Now. Go.