The development of indie/dance music for thinking folk gathers apace with a first long player from Canadian trio Junior Boys. In the same manner as the recent Grand National album it makes use of mid-80s synth stylings; adding layers of night-time melancholia made possible via Jeremy Greenspan's effortlessly sensual vocals. The results are curiously exceptional. The lyrics to 'High Come Down' suit the subject matter perfectly - "I'll drive you to the morning hour light"; in keeping with the feeling of crusing down empty highways whilst listening to 'Last Exit'. But to compare it as a soundtrack to driving would be to dismiss the emotional impact of the record, for there's a sense of loneliness amongst the equally stark programmed beats, rather like Colder's 'Again' in effect. Most of the tracks are superb on 'Last Exit', seeming to get better the further you delve into it, yet any artist would find it near impossible to match the four-track run of 'Birthday', 'Under The Sun', 'Three Words' and 'Teach Me How To Fight', each of them paradigms of hypnotic melody. It's rare that an album can genuinely be described as cool and sexy (not to mention heartfelt) but this is certainly one of them.