Four years after their last album Joyland, Ontario’s dark electro pop group TR/ST has returned with a new single and forthcoming LP and according to founder Robert Alfons, the new project will be darker and more dramatic than any of their previous work.
TR/ST, formerly known as Trust, began when Robert Alfons met Maya Postepski, formerly of the band Austra in 2009, with the band officially beginning in January of 2010. Their first album TRST was released in 2012 with Joyland coming just two years later. But the Canadian-born electronic artist is making up for that interim this year with not one but two albums, both called The Destroyer,
Austra the electronic music project from Toronto founded by Katie Stelmanis will play tonight at sala Apolo. The future won’t look like the past: dystopian dread takes this for granted, but utopian imagination is just as valid. Future Politics, Austra’s third, and most ambitious album, calls for radical hope.
Future Politics, a collection of urgent, but disciplined anthems for dancefloor and headphones, asks each of us to remember that apocalypse is not an inevitability, but the product of human decision-making. It aims for a world without borders, where human compassion and curiosity drive technological innovation rather than profit, where the necessity of labor is replaced with time for creativity and personal growth, and the terror and destruction wrought by colonialism and white supremacy is recognized as a dark age in human history. The album is radicalism distilled: to galvanic beats, gorgeous, kinetic melodies, and the vulnerable majesty of Stelmanis’s voice.
Toronto electro-pop crew Austra have announced the follow-up to 2014’s Olympia album. The group will release a new project entitled Future Politics on January 20 via Domino/Pink Fizz Records and have shared a new video with the same name being the second single of the upcoming album,