“I sort of stumbled into Trivial Shields preparing my rig for Alarke when I was at Bar Matchless two weeks ago. I was compelled to capture what I heard, was a tight trio using the keys for texture rather than guitars, a lead singer playing bass as freely as his voice swooned and a drummer holding down pop tunes like a soul player. Enjoy “Martyr” by Trivial Shields, originally from California, now a Bushwick band a part of our music community here in Brooklyn.”