TR/ST, the dark electronic pop project of Toronto’s Robert Alfons, are back with their first album in five years. Actually it’s two albums, both called The Destroyer, with the first out April 19 and the second due later this year. “Gone” is the first single off the first one.
The Destroyer -- 1, which Alfons considers "really intense, sort of promiscuous in its sound," and certainly more uptempo -- is coming on April 19, while the "darker" The Destroyer -- 2 will be out later in the year. Alfons recorded the combined 16 tracks during a variety of sessions, some in Los Angeles, some in a rural, isolated Ontario farmhouse, where he was inspired by "the living plant world around me." The songs, meanwhile, find him grappling with the wake of frenetic activity around 2012's TRST and 2014's Joyland.
Alfons plans to play music from both of The Destroyer albums when he begins touring during April, with shows slated for North America and Europe.