Weekly SNDtrack: Trust

By Anna Piszczkiewicz We have a soft spot for 80s-inspired synthesizers, drum machines and haunting vocal melodies. And Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski (also the beat maker for Austra) of Trust play to our penchant for gloomy electronica. The Toronto-based darkwave duo has been writing songs together since 2009. Fans got their first taste with gothic electro-ballad “Candy ...

Weekly Soundtrack: Austra

By Anna Piszczkiewicz No matter how diverse and nuanced my musical tastes become, I return to the electro-industrial soundtrack of my teenage years with heaps of nostalgia. It seems this music fine-tuned my ears for anything similar. Enter Austra - the Toronto-based electro-goth trio fronted by classically trained Katie Stelmanis. As soon as I heard their single, “Lose ...