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House Arrest's newest artist TR/ST (pronounced Trust) release two part full length album with House Arrest on their label Grouch. "The giant agaves outside my home only bloom every 20 or 30 years years. Being around that was a powerful lesson in slowness. And in tenacity." Robert Alfons says that accepting a radical change of pace was key in making The Destroyer, his new album under the moniker TR/ST.
In the five years since releasing Joyland, TR/ST's last full-length album, Alfons wrote and recorded songs in a farmhouse in southern Ontario and in Los Angeles-where he has relocated-and worked with an all-star cast of collaborators. Maya Postepski, Alfon's collaborator on the 2012 Juno Award-nominated debut TRST, co- wrote and co-produced six of the album's songs, and Alfons worked with co-producers Lars Stalfors and Damian Taylor to refine the album's sound. But he found the key ingredient to creating the driving, anthemic songs on the album-which will be released in two parts; the first on April 19, 2019 and the second in November, 2019-was patience.
Indeed, the first part of The Destroyer, which is comprised of eight songs, highlights industrial and dream pop influences on songs like Colossal and Gone, where Alfons' knack for shimmering sounds and powerful vocals are on display. The second part reveals a more mellow, intimate side of the artist. however TR/ST's trademark sound.