Trust Company is one of the most underrated bands in the world. They made a name for themselves around the time Nu-Metal was at its peak. They signed to Geffen Records for this album which was probably the reason for them diving deeper into the Nu-Metal sound. The Lonely Position Of Neutral made its way to the Billboard 100 Hits chart and was well received. They gained a lot of exposure on MTV2 and I personally remember them playing on Conan O’Brien’s talk show.
They’ve seemingly disappeared off the planet in 2015. The only recent glimpse of them is back in March when Kevin Palmer (the lead singer) tweeted from his personal twitter account talking about the 15 year anniversary but he even rarely uses that account. They’ve went on and off hiatus over the years and in between albums. Kevin started another side project called Amity Lane in 2005 but he has stated it was never even supposed to be a thing. It was just something he wanted to do for fun and never had plans to release anything publicly.
I headed over to Kevin’s personal website to see what he’s been up to and apparently it’s under construction. Which a lot of times means it’s gonna be disappearing very soon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across bands that have been on hiatus and their website says “under construction will be back soon” and then a year later it’s just gone forever. Of course it doesn’t always mean that but I have noticed that as a trend with bands that are on hiatus.
One thing I do know is Kevin is a religious person and maybe he just decided it was time for him to focus on his personal life and put music to the side. Maybe music was never his main goal in life and was always more of a hobby. Nothing wrong with that but myself and a lot of people are going to miss Trust Company. Kevin has a truly amazing voice and I get goosebumps every time I listen to “Figure 8”. That mix of harmonic vocals and rockin’ instrumentals is something that defines what rock is.