4-18-2011 – Last Saturday evening I waited among cool hair cut-comrades and DIY fashion statements at the art and music venue GlassLands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Editor’s note: Glasslands’ part owner Rolyn Hu is a good friend of ours. Check out her band True Primes!) I settled into a fuzzy lull in anticipation of Grouper to enter the stage with all her loop station induced ambient glory. As I leaned and stared deeply into a giant teddy bear head mounted to a wall in the likeness of a taxidermied elk, a certain tune swam into my ears and impregnated my senses with spooky pleasure. The dark and gothic undertones were balanced by the kind of tweaky synthesizer that would accompany the appearance of a UFO. There was something sweet and slightly stinging in the nostalgia of the melody; something ambiguous yet pressingly sexy about the song’s backbone.
Upon inquisition, the DJ was happy to inform me I was listening to a song entitled, “Candy Walls” by the Canadian duo Trust. The track “Candy Walls” is one of two songs on the band’s new 7” by the same name. While the song may hold less significance for those who actually remember the ‘80’s, I find “Candy Walls” to be a fresh and innately attractive tune from a promising musical duo.
Trust will be playing at the following venues in NYC this coming week:
4/20/11 Home Sweet Home
4/22/11 CoCo 66
Trust’s 7’’ “Candy Walls” is available at Academy Records in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.