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Joyland

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Slightly Floating
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Geryon
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Capitol
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Joyland
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Are We Arc?
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Four Gut
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Rescue, Mister
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Lost Souls/Eelings
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Peer Pressure
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Barely
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 50:05

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Abby Garnett

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03.04.14
Abandoning surly lo-fi for perfectly sheen production
2014 | Label: Arts & Crafts / The Orchard

In the two years since their brooding, coldwave-inspired debut album, Trst, Toronto synthpop outfit Trust lost a member (Maya Postepski, who left to focus on her band Austra) and became an alias for singer Robert Alfons. The switch-up seems to have given Alfons a new sense of clarity — on his new album Joyland, he mostly abandons Trust’s typically surly lo-fi sound for production that’s polished to a disconcertingly perfect sheen.

Alfons, a nightlife photographer-turned-musician, also… read more »

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