S*ALT Artist Spotlight – The Trims

The Trims
San Jose, CA

In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues…That brings us to The Trims, a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fanbase and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national “spotlight”. That’s why we chose them for this feature, so you can get yourself better acquainted with the artists that are happening in the South Bay Area. The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early Strokes and the brit pop of the 90′s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division. Blend that style with over-sexed lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.

Watch their music video for “The Breeze” here:

The band has had a busy summer, and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. They had the opportunity to play the acclaimed BFD festival, and earned a great reception. While also hustling shows all over the Bay, and keeping themselves as active as most artists with a booking agent of record deal. Amid everything happening, vocalist Gabriel Maciel, decided to start another project, Turn Me On Dead. A move that likely stipends most developing artists, Gabriel seems to be balancing both projects with great agility. We are expected to hear more from his electronic project “Turn Me On Dead”, but until then…The Trims are delivering everything that we could expect from a great up and coming band, great live shows, and a great music video! The video for ” The Breeze” was recently released on Oct 21st, and we have the pleasure of sharing it with you!

Go to their site below to see their tour dates and purchase their new EP “Cut To Fit”.


  1. Good Stuff!

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