TRUS! is a fresh trio of experienced performers and musicians from Slovenija. The diversity of their musical backgrounds is obvious in their songs, where they flow between hectic powerful outbursts, calm sensual atmospheres, joyful exuberance and back. In this enigmatic sound wall you can recognise influences from bands such as Deerhoof, Bilk, Milemarker, Stereolab and Trans Am, but it still doesn’t cover all the aspects and richness of their music. Ironically, TRUS! like to keep things concrete and describe themselves with this formula: TRUS! = 45% Alter, 20% Garage, 17% Punk, 10% SynthRock, 8% Electro New Wave.
TRUS! debut album, “First Step”, is conceived as an experiment and isn’t available as a classic phonogram, but as a free download only, which makes their music available to everyone. Since this by itself isn’t that special, TRUS! also attacks on the visual front – with an interesting booklet featuring drawings by twelve different artists. The booklet, which includes a download link and lyrics, is nicely packed by TRUS! merchandise (t-shirt, cotton bag or scarf), and all this presents TRUS!’s debut album, which will show its full potential at their live shows, where the interaction between the band and the audience is the most intense.
released March 14, 2013
Recorded and mixed in January-February 2013 by Jure Vlahovič in studio Radio Študent, Ljubljana.
Mastering by Neven Smolčič (Fabrika 13) in March 2013.