There’s something strikingly original about Toronto’s music that is heavily influenced by New Wave, Goth and Rave. The latest addition to this movement is Arts & Crafts synth-pop duo TRUST, formed by Maya Postepski (one-third of the band Austra) and Robert Alfons. Last month they debuted their first full-length album titled TRST , which is an all around solid production. Even though their sound is more introverted & cold-wave influenced, a comparison with Crystlal Castles must be made. Both bands have that electronic trance-y pop sound, perfectly arranged synthesizers, and a mysterious vibe nostalgically poking the 80′s industrial era. Trusts’ overall album mood and tempo varies — going from stunning melodic icy tracks to mysterious goth pop dancey anthems. Alfons’ bizarre voice proves to be the band’s most valuable asset, and even though his androgynous vocals are not for everyone… I personally love ‘em. It’s been a while since I’ve heard an album without skipping a song or two… until now. If your ears are in the search of something refreshing, experimental & real, I suggest you give TRST a listen.
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