Posts Tagged ‘Trust’

February 10, 2018

Youngblood Hawke will never lose our trust, not after the Southern California based band has enamored us for so many years with their vibrant and upbeat indie pop and indie rock, as well as an excellent debut album in 2013 named Wake Up. It’s taken awhile for them to return to our open arms with new music, but they’ve finally released a new single co-produced by The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart, too. Trust arrives ahead of a new EP coming this spring, and it’s everything we love about this band and their electro-tinged alt pop. Trust is a hearty springing, synth swinging spectacular, part The Wombats, part Passion Pit, and 100% exhilarating. Sam Martin of Youngblood Hawke says: “We wrote ‘Trust’ during a time when we were craving independence.  We had just left our label and while it was exciting to be out on our own again, it was also somewhat unsettling.  The song became a constant reminder for us to stay true to our vision and to have faith in the process; that very same vision we formed early on recording in a tiny bedroom studio.  ‘Trust’ is about fervently following your passion even if that means stepping into the unknown.” Grab the single, here.

November 1, 2017

‘Trust’ seems a precarious topic these days, particularly in light of our current political landscape and all the fear mongering, lies, and alternative facts being slung around on the daily. It’s obvious, however, that we can truly trust Australian singer Sophie Lowe when it comes to exceptionally bewitching, gorgeously affecting indie/alt pop. The chanteuse recently released her first new single since 2015′s EP2, and Trust is a breathtaking cinematic beauty, raw and heartfelt, despairingly moody yet lushly ethereal. Re-visit Sophie Lowe’s prior EPs and singles on Soundcloud, here.

July 16, 2017

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July 14, 2017

It’s been three years since Joyland, TR/ST’s sophomore album. The full length dropped in spring, and I have distinct memories of listening to it while driving between campgrounds and hiking trails over the summer because I was that obsessed with the Canadian project’s bewitching dark wave and synthpop music. Today, TR/ST is back, with a glorious song named Bicep, at that. This noisy sawing, clamorous pulsing gothic and industrial pop piece sports razor sharp edges and ominously entrancing beats. Word is, TR/ST is readying a new album for early 2018. It seems like a long time to wait, but patient we must try to be. I’m sure it’s going to be well worth it. I also can’t wait for TR/ST to head out on tour in support of the album. TR/ST shows are ravey spectaculars, with ridiculous light set ups.

June 22, 2017

What So Not dropped his Divide & Conquer Remixes EP last week on OWSLA / Sweat It Out to tide us over as we await his debut full length album, a record that will surely set the electronic music scene on fire when it finally drops. In the meantime, we can dance to a series of superb edits by the likes of SLUMBERJACK, KUURO, Ribongia, Slow Hours, Go Freek, and more. We can even bust out our disco shoes to this plump snazzy mover, a remix of Trust, the Australian producer’s collaboration with BURNS, by California’s Plastic Plates. It’s a glitzy glam, juicy succulent, and steamy seductive whorl of a classy banger. Stream the Divide & Conquer Remixes EP in full on Soundcloud, here. Purchase from iTunes, here.

April 20, 2016

San Francisco’s own Lost Coast invites us into a world of deep house resplendence on his new song Afterglow, a cover of the CHVRCHES song that features guest vocals by a singer named Cata. The two harmonize beautifully on the riveting rendition, its majestic twinkling and dark pulsing forming a perfect symbiosis. Afterglow is a free download, here. For more of this San Francisco producer’s magnificent production talent, check out his original Trust below. 

August 11, 2015

Having been a fan of Half Moon Run since before the release of debut album Dark Eyes in 2012 (wow, time flies!), I’m incredibly glad to have learned that the Canadian indie rock band will be releasing a sophomore album soon. Off Sun Leads Me On comes first taste Trust, which showcases a Half Moon Run that’s gone surprisingly psychedelic and electronic, compared to some of the more earthy alt folk offerings I loved in the past. This new direction is exhilarating yet hypnotic, and refreshingly welcome. This Half Moon Run reminds me of Tame Impala and Jagwar Ma. Half Moon Run’s new album, Sun Leads Me On, will be out October 23rd. Head to their site to pre-order. And stream Trust from Spotify above, Soundcloud below.

May 8, 2015


When I first heard of an indie rock quartet from Pasadena, CA named Major Minus, I couldn’t help but wonder if their name had anything to do with Coldplay’s song of the same name, off MYLO XYLOTO. Then I listened to their beautiful new track Songs, which immediately pulled me into a ruminative sojourn of self reflection and bittersweet emotion. Again, there were hints that Coldplay is an inspiration on some of Major Minus’ music, as Songs carries an intimate beauty, steered with exquisite piano, that conjures some of Chris Martin’s earlier, more stripped down offerings. Songs’ snug sentiment, as well as its lamenting, swaying vocals also evoke early Radiohead, before Thom Yorke went ultra experimental and quirky electronic. Songs is a gentle, tender, yet rousing song. Its simmering guitar, gleaming piano, and soft percussion come together to present deep, nostalgic caresses on aching hearts, both freshly wounded or with scars long healed over. 

Despite the maturity of their music, Major Minus is a young band in their teens. With their affecting fusion of rock, indie pop, and raw vocals, they’ve already garnered the attention of renowned industry execs, including Grammy nominated producer Ghian Wright (Paul McCartney, Oasis, John Legend), who worked with the band on their debut EP. Major Minus considers Songs to be the strongest track on their self titled EP, but previously revealed track Trust is also a moving number, carrying some of Major Minus’ more experimental and powerfully raw rock sound. You can stream Trust below. The four piece will be releasing their self titled EP soon, and there’s no doubt that they’re one of the more potently talented and brilliant sounding new acts from California.

March 6, 2015

We hadn’t heard any new dark music from Toronto’s TR/ST in ages, and last week, he dropped delicious new spellbinding single Slug. But wait! That’s not it! Today, a remix of Swedish pop artist Zhala’s song Aerobic Lambada has been unleashed, and who else remixed it, but TR/ST! Zhala’s sound is rather exotic and other worldly, which works perfectly re-imagined by TR/ST into a sinister, techno flavored electronic piece.

February 26, 2015

Quite honestly, I was a little bit late to Toronto’s TRUST, or TR/ST, as he seems to go by now. Rather odd, considering how perfect TR/ST’s dark electronic music is for my Crystal Castles, Chromatics, and other dark electropop music loving ears. It wasn’t until a good while after 2014 album Joyland was released before I became obsessively spellbound by that album’s ominous, haunting, and intoxicating electronic music. Then, I saw TR/ST live, and it was SPECTACULAR. The lights, the rave like atmosphere, and the primal, guttural goodness of the whole experience, it was unforgettable. So, today, when I saw a new song put out by TR/ST, I rejoiced. I rejoiced for good reason, too, because Slug is a deliciously dark yet blissful song. Yes, one can be sinister yet euphoric and uplifting at the same time. TR/ST demonstrates that again and again, and ever more so on Slug. Creepy yet blooming with such beauty, Slug is another masterful offering from Robert Alfons, and hopefully a sign of much, much more to come.