MUSIC INDEX 2019, VOL. I: TR/ST

MUSIC INDEX 2019, VOL. I: TR/ST

Photography: Ryan Saradjola

Styling: Nicola Formichetti

Text: Devin Barrett

The Music Index featuring TR/ST first appears in V119, our Music Issue featuring Lizzo. V119 is available for sale!

Genre: Synth-pop, industrial

Proof of clout: After a five-year hiatus, will release two albums by end of year, Destroyer pt. 1 and 2

For fans of: Crystal Castles, Depeche Mode, Joy Division

“This two-part album is branching into a new place. But I feel like crying on the dance floor has always been the core starting place of my music. I hope [that the listener has] some sort of strong feeling. I think indifference is the worst thing. Right now, [artists have] so much power. You don’t need to have a crazy label or big budget to do something really fantastic. You don’t need permission from the ‘big person above’ to make a record, put it out, go ahead and do some shows, and connect with people. That’s just super exciting; that’s the most freeing part of the [landscape] right now,” says TR/ST.

Credits: Makeup Sachiko (Kiki Inc.) Hair Dritan Vushaj (Forward Artists) Stylist assistants Marta Del Rio, Sophia Deaborne Robert wears coat Emporio Armani, earring his own

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