In 2014 and 2015 (when the band only consisted of Caron and Chiriac), they released the albums Men I Trust and Headroom, respectively. Since Proulx’s incorporation into the group, they’ve released single after single that hover between the synth pop warmth of Röyksopp and the melodies of Belle & Sebastian. With the announcement of Oncle Jazz, their upcoming album that releases in a matter of days, Men I Trust have organized a robust tour throughout North America and Europe.
Undoubtedly, their biggest shows will be in April, when they perform at Coachella for the first time. While some artists may interpret this as license to enlist an army of industry professionals, Men I Trust doesn’t compromise their autonomy by shirking labels and music publishers. They demonstrate that it’s possible to maintain an unpretentious and pastoral life amidst rising acclaim. Despite the stress that can accompany a rigorous international tour schedule and finishing the last touches on their forthcoming record, Dragos and Emma are remarkably calm. Say hello to Men I Trust.