Blending high, soulful vocals with twitchy electronics, The National Trust imagine R&B as created by Mouse on Mars. The songs have a tough, throbbing dance beat, full of bottom-heavy synths and craterlike bass. "It's Just Cruel" drops in a nervous guitar line to create a sleek piece of neo-disco while "Canday's Away" plays it slow and cool, it's panting, Prince-like vocal serving as the perfect soundtrack for a seduction. And for those washed-out late 70s cop car chases, there's "Stages", where frantic rolling toms and sporadic blasts of brass seem to power a swerving getaway car.
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