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TR/ST Details New Album, Shares 'All at Once' Single

The album "Performance," is due for release on September 13.

By: Jul. 09, 2024
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TR/ST is the musical project of producer, singer, and artist Robert Alfons. Weaving an entirely unique sonic tapestry, Alfons has been captivating audiences with his dynamic vocals, emotive lyrics, and late night sensuality for over a decade now. 

Now he’s released new single “All at Once” along with the announcement of his next studio album, Performance, due September 13 via Dais, his first full-length for the label. Performance sinks even further into the nasty synth-pop psychodrama that Alfons has pioneered and, finally, perfected across his evolution. 

Recorded in Los Angeles, the songs seethe with dread, lust, reckoning, and abandon, backlit by the light pollution of a thousand dead end city streets. Alfons co-produced the collection with versatile composer and producer Nightfeelings, achieving a thick, smoky balance of eerie synths, fog machine low end, and bruised, crooning voice. 

The title alludes to a friend’s offhand remark about Alfons’ intrinsically performative nature. The music moves between beauty and bitterness, anthem and anguish, the sound of melancholia gone massive. Track after track, Alfons wields pop dynamics and brooding production wizardry like a weapon, spiraling through a roll call of hits. Throughout, there’s a sense of emotional turmoil elevated to strange heights, stained by guilt and ghosts and the memory of those wronged and those still unforgiven.

As a world unto itself, Performance  is persuasive, immersive, and intoxicating, at the threshold of stirring and disturbing. Alfons’ voice is the anchor in the storm, singing a collage of impressions and confessions with a smeared, stream of consciousness logic. He’s both observer and instigator, performer and playwright, liberated by the stage and the night.

Performance Tracklist:

1 - Soon
2 - Regret
3 - All at Once
4 - The Shore
5 - Boys Of LA
6 - Clowned
7 - Dark Day
8 - Performance
9 - Warp

TR/ST Live Dates:

Sep 30: Prague, CZ - MeetFactory
Oct 2: Krakow, PL - Kamienna
Oct 3: Warsaw, PL - Progresja
Oct 5: Leipzig, DE - Conne Island
Oct 6: Munich, DE - Rote Sonne
Oct 7: Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9
Oct 10: Antwerp, BE - TRIX
Oct 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg
Oct 12: Paris, FR - L’Olympia
Oct 15: Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct 17: Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
Oct 18: Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
Oct 19: Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Oct 23: London, England at Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH)

Photo Credit: Brent Goldsmith


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