Formed in 1997 in Montgomery, Alabama, TRUST COMPANY have seen the many peaks and valleys of the music business. Previously signed to Geffen Records, the band has sold over 700,000 albums to date with hit singles such as “Downfall” in 2002 [http://bit.ly/abzaOa] and “Stronger” in 2005 [http://bit.ly/dtw8x4]. Extensive airplay on MTV for “Downfall” and continuous touring with bands like KORN, PAPA ROACH and DISTURBED earned the band an especially rabid following.
In 2005 the band went on hiatus, “It just stopped being exciting. We had to get away from the big machine for a while” says drummer Jason Singleton. After a few years, time had finally allowed the band to fall back in love with the reason they played music in the first place. “When we finally got back together – which just started with an email asking if we wanted to jam – we let our wounds heal. It had us focus on the music without any expectations. We started having fun again, and that was all the expectation we wanted. We played for ourselves. It was the same feeling that it was back in the good old days,” explains front man Kevin Palmer.
TRUST COMPANY wants their fans to know they’re back. Returning guitarist James Fukai explains the feeling in one word, “In one word, ENERGIZED. I feel energized from this record. In December of 08′, I wrote my goals down for the future. First on the list, “write a third record with Trust Company.” In many ways, the process has been long and taxing, but we made a record that is really special to us”. Singleton concludes, “We are thrilled to be on a label that let us make the record we wanted to make. We were very excited about the material we had written and the energy it projects. The band is in a very positive place and surrounded by great people that are just excited as we are. I feel this has led us to make the best Trust Company record we have ever made.”
TRUST COMPANY is Kevin Palmer (vocals, guitar) James Fukai (guitar ) and Jason Singleton (drums).
TRUST COMPANY’s new album, Dreaming in Black and White, will be released on March 8th, 2011.
01. Close Your Eyes (’til It’s Over) 3:31
02. Heart In My Hands 3:16
03. Almost There 3:40
04. Stumbling 3:54
05. Reverse And Remember 3:40
06. Pulling You Down 3:39
07. Alone Again 4:09
08. Dreaming In Black And White 3:38
09. Letting Go 3:40
10. Skies Will Burn 3:24
11. We Are The Ones 4:06
12. Don’t Say Goodbye 3:41
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Y&T guitarist/vocalist Dave Meniketti has released the following message:
“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that I tell you that my best buddy for 37 years passed away this morning, January 7th, 2011 at 1 AM at Stanford Hospital. Bravely and steadfastly battling the horrible spectacle of lung cancer, at the end he was surrounded by his family members, and the Y&T family up until his final breath.
All the beautiful things that I could say about my buddy Phil could never be summed up in a short sentence or two, and I promise that I will be back to say so much more about how I feel about him and his talents in due time. But for now, at 3 AM, after just having returned home from his passing, let me at least put this out there.
Phil Kennemore was not only a sweet and passionate man with his life, friends and family, but as an artist, he also had that rare ability to say what was on his mind with the most eloquent, clever, and to-the-point lyrics, yet could turn it on it’s head in a second with some other viewpoint on reality and nail the point dead center. He was able to do what very few can – say the things that others have been thinking, but could never quite seem to put into words. He has always had a keen knack for doing that.
As a musician, with those huge fingers, his bass playing was always loud, strong, and deep, filling the largest or smallest of stages equally.
He had an amazingly strong life force that has influenced everyone who ever had the opportunity to be called a friend of his. I am forever grateful for our lifelong friendship, that was always in place throughout the worst and best of times. I will miss his sense of humor, his amazing wit, but most of all I will always miss not seeing him to my left on the stages I will play from this moment forward.
Yes, he was one of the class guys on this planet, and in this business, and I will always do what I can to spread the legacy of Phil Kennemore across the globe on every stage that I land on.
You know how much I love you Phil, and you knew how much your fans and fellow musicians loved and respected you. There was nothing left unsaid. You had a rich and wonderful life and I can only tell you that I was happy to have been alongside you every step of the glorious way.
Cheers to you, Phil.
Your friend forever, Dave.”
Phil Kennemore – October 20, 1953 – January 7th, 2011
Hard Rock Hideout would like to offer our condolences to the Kennemore Family and Friends. Rock on Phil! You will be missed!