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The National Trust (band)

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Years active  1999–present
Website  trustmusics
Record label  Thrill Jockey
Labels  Thrill Jockey
Active from  1999
Members  Kris Roe, Matt Hart
The National Trust (band) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumb5
Origin  Chicago, Illinois, United States
Associated acts  Dolomite, Fifteen Couples
Past members  Andy Cunningham Doug DeMers Bryan Aldrin Colin Studybaker
Albums  Dekkagar, Kings and Queens
Genres  Philadelphia soul, Neo soul
Similar  The Ataris, Squirtgun, Bettie Serveert

The National Trust is a Philadelphia soul, neo soul musical project formed in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois.



While only officially formed in the late 90's, The National Trust can trace its history back to 1990 through band leader, composer and guitarist Neil Rosario's previous bands Dolomite and Fifteen Couples.

After the breakup of Fifteen Couples in 1999, Rosario teamed up with Andy Cunningham (ex-Fifteen Couples guitarist), Doug Demers (ex-Dolomite bassist), vocalist/guitarist Mark Henning (ex-Zoom), and Bryan Aldrin. While still working on material the band signed with record label Thrill Jockey, which released their first song "Make It Happen". They then entered Chicago's Clava studios with producer Brian Deck to begin recording their debut album.

In June 2002, after Rosario returned to Chicago from his fathers funeral in Las Vegas, he and Deck spent what has been reported as 500 hours in the studio putting the finishing touches to their debut album Dekkagar, which was released on April 9, 2002.

The National Trust's second album Kings and Queens was released on January 24, 2006.


The National Trust's debut album Dekkagar was released on April 9, 2002 by Thrill Jockey Records to generally positive reviews.

Track listing

All tracks written by Rosario.

Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens was The National Trust's second full length album. It was released on January 24, 2006 by Thrill Jockey Records. While most reviews were favourable, most commented on the over production of the overall sound; Clearly, these boys can't grasp the concept of "say when" from Pitchfork Media. A majority of the tracks lack in everything but production value from Prefix Magazine.

Track listing

All tracks written by Henning, Rosario, except where noted.


The O.C.

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    So AnnaDekkagar · 2002
    From Seven to MarsDekkagar · 2002
    Feather ClipDekkagar · 2002


    The National Trust (band) Wikipedia

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