Trust Company (band)

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Trust Company
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Background information
Origin Prattville, Alabama
Genres Alternative metal,[1] post-grunge,[1] hard rock[2]
Years active 1997–2005, 2007–present
Labels Koch Records
Associated acts Amity Lane
Website Trust Company at MySpace
Members Kevin Palmer (vocals, guitar)
James Fukai (guitar)
Jason Singleton (drums)
Wes Cobb (bass)
Past members Josh Moates (bass)
Walker Warren (bass)
Eric Salter (bass)

Trust Company (also typeset as TRUSTcompany and TRUST*CO) is an American alternative metal/post-grunge[1] band from Prattville, Alabama.

History[edit]

Formation and The Lonely Position of Neutral (1997–2002)[edit]

Formed in 1997, Trust Company came together through vocalist Kevin Palmer and drummer Jason Singleton, who briefly played drums in the Ed Kemper Trio. Originally called 41 Down, the band then recruited bassist Josh Moates and guitarist James Fukai. After building a local fan-base and releasing a self-titled album as well as a couple demos, the band went on to sign a major label deal with Geffen Records. The band then changed their name to Trust Company to avoid confusion with the Canadian band Sum 41.

The group released its debut album, The Lonely Position of Neutral, on July 23, 2002.[2] The album was well received with the lead single "Downfall" gaining heavy exposure through MTV2. Subsequently, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. A second single "Running From Me" followed with more moderate success. The Lonely Position was certified gold by the RIAA, and the band went on to tour with artists such as Thirty Seconds to Mars and Papa Roach. They also toured with KoRn and Disturbed as part of the Pop Sux Tour in 2002.

True Parallels and hiatus (2003–2006)[edit]

Trust Company was scheduled to play at Ozzfest 2003 but was forced to back out by their label in order to work on their second album, True Parallels, which was belatedly released on March 22, 2005, after an 8-10 month delay. Several months prior to the album's release, original bassist Josh Moates left the group and was replaced by Walker Warren. Despite little promotion from their label, the album entered the Billboard album charts at No. 32, and has gone on to sell in excess of 200,000 copies. The first and only single from the album, "Stronger," made a moderate impact on mainstream rock radio. According to drummer Jason Singleton on the band's website message board, the second single may have been "The War is Over."

In August 2005, the band decided to take a break and focus on side projects and spend some time at home. Soon after the break, Palmer and original bassist Josh Moates came together to form a new band called Amity Lane. The band released its debut album The Sound of Regret on October 31, 2006.[citation needed] In an interview with IndyConcerts.com following their show in Indianapolis on April 6, 2011, Kevin Palmer was quoted as saying the Amity Lane album was never intended to be released. The whole album was put up as just a fun side project and not even studio produced. Palmer went on to say he and Moates recorded the whole album on a computer. Jason Singleton played drums for several bands in Montgomery, including Arm in Arms, The Spicolis, and The Escape Frame. James Fukai reunited with his old band, Hematovore.

Reunion and Dreaming In Black and White (2007–present)[edit]

On August 11, 2007, the four original members of the band - Palmer, Moates, Singleton, and Fukai - announced they were reuniting and planned two reunion shows in Montgomery, Alabama and that they will be writing and recording a new album for release sometime in 2008. On March 18, 2008, The band posted two new songs titled "Waking Up" and "Stumbling" on their MySpace page. The band stated in a blog that these were demos and may be re-recorded. They later announced that they would be handing out CDs with previously unreleased or rare material from past years at concerts with the purchase of a t-shirt.[citation needed]

Josh Moates chose to leave the band and was replaced by bassist Eric Salter. Eric Salter left the band in 2009 and was replaced by Wes Cobb.

Trust Company carried out a small US tour at the end of 2010 to promote their new single, "Heart In My Hands", from their third studio album, Dreaming In Black and White, which was released on March 8, 2011. The lead single was released on iTunes October 5, 2010. In late October 2010, the band finished the music video for "Heart In My Hands" and the video premiered on VEVO on December 15, 2010. The music video features bass player Rachel Bolan of Heavy Metal band Skid Row. The band went on a 2 month tour with Drowning Pool on the promotion of the album.

Members[edit]

Current
Former
  • Josh Moates - bass (1997–2004, 2007–2008)
  • Walker Warren – bass (2004–2005)
  • Eric Salter – bass (2008–2009)

Discography[edit]

Albums
Album details Chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[3]
The Lonely Position of Neutral
  • Released: July 23, 2002
  • Label: Geffen
11
[4]
  • US sales: 500,000
True Parallels
  • Released: March 22, 2005
  • Label: Geffen
32
  • US sales: 200,000
Dreaming in Black and White 175
Compilation album

Via MySpace, Trust Company gave their fans the opportunity to obtain a previously unreleased LP for free after purchasing a t-shirt from their online store. The album contains rare demos and tracks not included in their previous two albums. The track listing is as follows:[6]

1. "Stronger (Piano with drum loop version)"
2. "Closer"
3. "I Can't Breathe"
4. "Seasons Change"
5. "Today"
6. "Moving in Circles"
7. "Hover (Quiet Mix)" (Underworld soundtrack)
8. "Sterilize"
9. "Something Perfect (New version)"
10. "Losing View"
11. "Rock the Casbah" (The Clash cover)
12. "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper cover)

Singles
Year Song Chart positions Album
US
[7]
US
Alt.

[8]
US Main. UK
[9]
2002 "Downfall" 91 6 6 89 The Lonely Position of Neutral
"Running from Me" 22 24
2003 "The Fear" The Lonely Position of Neutral
2005 "Stronger" 20 22 True Parallels
2010 "Heart in My Hands" Dreaming in Black and White
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

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