TRUST at Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 17), 2 am, and Friday (June 18), 9 pm. $15 or NXNE wristband/pass. nxne.com.
Trust have only been a band for five months, but the duo's spooky, art-infused synth experiments have already made them a hit with tastemakers lurking in the grittier corners of Toronto's lively electronic scene.
Featuring percussionist Maya Postepski (who also drums for Katie Stelmanis and performs solo as Princess Century) and synth player/vocalist Robert Alfons, Trust name-drops everyone from outsider VHS music-video queen Jan Terri to the unsettling Kraut-pop of Malaria! and the Real McCoy's early-90s hi-NRG as inspirations shaping their sound and performance style.
Postepski says she wants their end product to sound like "crying on the dance floor," accomplished through "demon growls and arpeggiators."
Their dark, danceable sound is working out for them. So far they've convinced local DJ and former Crystal Castles manager Mikey Apples to manage them, and that's already resulted in a pretty big second gig; Trust opened for local buzz band Parallels at their super-packed record release party at Wrongbar back in February.
While the duo has only a few songs posted on their MySpace page, they're readying two 12-inch vinyl singles for release over the summer, one of which will feature a remix by L.A. chillwave magicians Nite Jewel.
They're going to be big, trust us.