Robert Alfons is the man behind the goth-tinged electronic pop project TRUST. Formed in 2009 along with collaborator Maya Postepski (of Austra), Trust released its first singles, "Candy Walls" and "Bulbform," on Brooklyn-based Sacred Bones Records in 2011 before signing with Arts & Crafts for the 2012 release of debut full length, TRST.
Since 2011, Trust has performed with DFA1979, Crystal Castles, Austra, Balam Acab, Glass Candy and Hercules and Love Affair and garnered glowing praise from top international critics at Pitchfork, VICE, The Guardian UK and many more. Including a Juno nomination for Best Electronic Album. Continuing an incredible 2012 Trust joined dance-rock pioneers The Faint for a cross-continent North American tour.
Now, a solo artist, Trust released his sophomore album Joyland on March 4th. Described by Alfons as “an eruption of guts, joy, and eels.” The album debuted at No. 12 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. In recent interviews, Alfons listed video game soundtracks, acid house and early techno music, Kate Bush, Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins and Lee Hazlewood as influences for Joyland.
Before the release of Joyland, a video for the song 'Rescue, Mister', directed by Sabrina Ratté, premiered in January 2014.