Tryal is a Toronto based band that plays songs by Alex Samaras. Their first release, Companion, is full of charismatic compositions that treat electronic pop sophistication as a springboard for all manner of exploration. Lithe dream-like arrangements give way to peculiar lushness; beats dissolve into weightless melodies. Their second record, DogGone, found Alex on a solo journey writing songs about miscommunication, friendship and the struggle to connect. Tryal is made up of a group of friends who also happen to be Toronto’s finest players.
Tryal is: Alex Samaras (Beverley Glenn Copeland/Queer Songbook Orchestra), Christine Bougie (Bahamas/Otterville) Johnny Spence (The Weather Station), Evan Cartwright (Tasseomancy/U.S Girls), Josh Cole (Martha and Rufus Wainwright/Thom Gill).
For this performance, Alex will be playing with Owen Stewart-Robertson.