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by Bill Pearis
Trust, the nom-de-synth of Toronto artist Robert Alfons, has a new album, Joyland, out in about a month (March 4) and recently released a video for single "Rescue, Mister" which you can watch below. The song, like the whole album, puts a gothy spin on house pop, courtesy Alfons' rather sinister vocal style. If you pre-order Joyland you get an instant download of "Rescue, Mister."
He and the new line-up of the band (now a trio and minus onetime collaborator Maya Postepski) were in NYC over the weekend for a one-off gig at Glasslands (1/14). It was a late show -- the band didn't go on till after 1:30 AM, but the place was packed and bouncing till the end. For those wishing Trust would announce a full tour, you're in luck as they'll be dropping below the Canadian border in April, the first date of which is in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on April 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with the video, below...
TRUST - "Rescue, Mister"
TRUST - 2014 Tour Dates
Fri 03/07/14 SAT Montreal QC
Sat 03/08/14 Adelaide Hall Toronto ON
Thu 04/10/14 LPR - Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
Fri 04/11/14 Great Scott Allston MA
Sat 04/12/14 Voyeur Philadelphia PA
Sun 04/13/14 Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
Wed 04/16/14 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta GA
Fri 04/18/14 Club Dada Dallas TX
Tue 04/22/14 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ
Wed 04/23/14 Soda Bar San Diego CA
Thu 04/24/14 Los Globos Los Angeles CA
Fri 04/25/14 Popscene San Francisco CA
Sun 04/27/14 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Mon 04/28/14 Barboza Seattle WA
Tue 04/29/14 Electric Owl Vancouver BC
Fri 05/02/14 7th St Entry Minneapolis MN
Sat 05/03/14 The Frequency Madison WI
Sun 05/04/14 Empty Bottle Chicago IL