It’s been a while since I have done the last “introducing” post and I am happy to bring you another great band. Trust blinks. is an indie-fuzz rock band from Los Angeles, California. There is not much to discover about the band, you have to follow their social media and you will discover they made a cool DIY cassette with Pleasure Tapes for this album:
Somehow this album slipped under the radar and I am glad the band reached out to share the single free time! with me. I loved it so much that I decided to give their newest album a proper share. Check it and you will get hooked as well. If you are a fan of Alex G or my good old Yuck, you will definitely need to check out this release. The album is full of various fuzzy sounds and atmospheres and it is a really enjoyable listening experience.
I will be revisiting it again and again and I am so happy it got a cassette release because it suits it so well.
I talked to Ethan Hoffman-Sadka and asked our 3 questions:
What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?
By conventional standards I got into making music pretty late. I played some drums when I was 12 but only picked up a guitar after high school upon getting into some local indie bands (Porches, Frankie Cosmos). After going to school in Boston and falling in love with so many great musicians there I got really hooked and started making my own stuff. I think I love creating art in general and music just makes the most sense right now. It’s something you can feel right away.
What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?
I feel like I’m still struggling to assert myself as a musician. A lot of the people I seem to run into have been learning their instruments since they were kids and even writing songs since I started playing. Like anyone, I struggle with imposter syndrome and create my own roadblocks or rationales for stopping. I’m working through that though- even a lot of my favorite artists weren’t especially technically skilled. I think everyone has their own voice and it’s all about getting as in touch with yours as possible.
What would you dream to do if anything was possible?
I think I’d like to have a family and a house with a basement studio where I can continue you to make weird sounds whenever I want until I die. Jason Albertini from Helvetia inspires me that way. I’m not too concerned about where my music will take me- I think art always ends up getting into the hands of the people who will appreciate it. Even if that’s in twenty years or another century. On a less heavy note.. I’d love to score a film at some point too haha.