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Listen: TR/ST - “Slug”

First New Song Since Joyland

Mar 13, 2015

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of his sophomore LP Joyland, Toronto musical artist Robert Alfons, aka TR/ST (formerly just Trust), has premiered a brand new track titled "Slug." More

Sep 19, 2014

Releasing his sophomore album Joyland earlier this year, Toronto-based musical artist Robert Alfons, a.k.a. Trust, has premiered a new brand new music video featuring the track "Are We Arc?" More

Watch: Trust – “Capitol” Video

Joyland Out Now On Arts & Crafts

Apr 10, 2014

Robert Alfons sings, and a girl is possessed by a videotape in the video for Trust cut, "Capitol."  More

Listen: Trust – “Are We Arc?”

Joyland is out 3/4 on Arts & Crafts.

Feb 19, 2014

We’re inching closer to the release of Trust’s sophomore album JoylandMore

Watch: Trust – “Rescue Mister” Video

Hitting This Road This March

Jan 30, 2014

The video for Trust cut “Rescue Mister” features a strange series of pulsing LEDs in various 1980s neon shades. More

Listen: Trust – “Rescue, Mister (Null Remix)”

Joyland Is Out March 4 Via Arts & Crafts

Jan 23, 2014

On March 4, Toronto, Canada’s Trust will release his sophomore album Joyland on Arts & Crafts. More

Listen: Trust - “Rescue, Mister”

New Album Joyland Out March 4

Jan 07, 2014

On March 4 Toronto synth-goth artist Robert Alfons, a.k.a. Trust, will release his forthcoming sophomore album, Joyland. More

Dec 04, 2013

Gloomy synth pop artist Trust, a.k.a. Toronto artist Robert Alfons, has announced the forthcoming release of his sophomore album, JoylandMore

May 27, 2013

In honor of the label's 10th anniversary, Arts & Crafts labelmates Gold & Youth and Trust have teamed up for a cover of Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra's "Lady Bird" and we have the premiere. More

Under the Radar Announces the Best of 2012 Issue featuring Grimes on the Cover

Issue also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 21, 2012

Under the Radar’s Best of 2012 issue is shipping out to stores and subscribers and will be on newsstands nationwide in January. It features Grimes on the cover and includes interviews with other artists who made an impact in the last year, including Baroness, Julia Holter, Mount Eerie, Tig Notaro, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Sleigh Bells, Swans, Trust, Scott Walker, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, and The xx. Plus the Top 100 albums of the year and Year-End Artist Surveys. More

Trust Announce Headline Tour

ERAAS Confirmed to Support

Dec 04, 2012

In light of the reception of their heady goth-pop debut TRSTTrust has announced a headlining tour, set to kick off this February.  More

Nov 20, 2012

Currently on the road with The Faint supporting their latest album TRST, Toronto synth-pop duo Trust have debuted a music video featuring a stripped-down piano version of their track "Sulk." More

Listen: Trust - “Divine”

Off Dressed for Space EP

Sep 21, 2012

Last week Toronto synth-pop duo Trust released a brand new EP Dressed for SpaceMore

Sep 13, 2012

And today in unexpectedly colorful news: Trust just released a new video for TRST cut, “Dressed for Space.”  More

Trust Release Digital EP

Announce Tour with Yeasayer, The Faint

Sep 11, 2012

Toronto collaborators Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski, otherwise known as Trust, have quickly followed-up their full-length debut TRST with an equally atmospheric EP entitled Dressed for Space. More

The Faint to Tour on Upcoming Reissue of “Danse Macabre” Deluxe Edition

Reissue out October 30, Follow by U.S. Tour with Trust

Aug 23, 2012

On October 30, Omaha's Saddle Creek Records will reissue The Faint's 2001 landmark album Danse Macabre with a Trust-supported U.S. tour to follow.  More

Aug 14, 2012

After delivering two very different music videos in recent weeks, Feist has emerged once more, this time with a remix of her Metals track "Graveyard." More

Check Out Photos from Under the Radar’s Great Escape Event, including S.C.U.M, Trust, and more

Plus: Man Without Country, Weird Dreams, Sunless '97, and Hundreds

May 21, 2012

Under the Radar was honored to be invited to curate a stage at the eighth annual Great Escape Festival in Brighton, England this year. On Thursay, May 10th, we proudly presented S.C.U.MTrustMan Without CountryWeird DreamsSunless '97and Hundreds at the Psychosocial Basement in the heart of Brighton. Check out a full gallery of photos from the event. More

Trust – Under the Radar’s Great Escape Stage Spotlight

Great Escape Stage is Thursday, May 10 Psychosocial Basement, Brighton, England

May 05, 2012

On Thursday, May 10, Under the Radar is hosting a stage at Brighton, England’s Great Escape festival (which is like a European SXSW). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Trust. More

Under the Radar Announces Their Great Escape Stage Lineup: S.C.U.M and Trust to Headline

Lineup at Brighton, England Festival Also Includes: Hundreds, Sunless ’97, Weird Dreams, and Man Without Country

Apr 23, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineup, poster, and set times for its stage at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, England. S.C.U.M and Trust will headline the stage. Also scheduled to play are HundredsSunless ’97Weird Dreams, and Man Without Country. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Trust – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 01, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Trust. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More


Interviews

Trust

Mood Music

Apr 27, 2012

Singer/keyboardist Robert Alfons and drummer Maya Postepski don’t own up to the term “Goth” (who would?)—but as Trust they do make moody dance music, filled with buoyant beats, and dark lyrics about love, loss, and grinding it out. Under the Radar caught up with Alfons via e-mail to talk about music as the message, Ace of Base, and the deliciousness of Plan B. More


Reviews

Joyland

Joyland

Arts & Crafts

Mar 04, 2014

Dead of winter, 2012: Toronto-based Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski (also of Canada's Austra), who called themselves Trust, deliver what would become one of the year's best and most self-assured debut albums. More

TRST

TRST

Arts & Crafts

Feb 29, 2012

Those averse to brooding skulk rock shouldn't let the album art put them off; the bloated Goth on the cover of TRST is probably a bit too misleading. The music contained within belongs less in a candlelit cathedral than it does on a pulsing dance floor, sounding more in line with a dark, haunted Cut Copy than Bauhaus or The Sisters of Mercy. More