Generationals are a lesson in balance: serious but not glum or self-important, smart but not clever or brainy, spare but not underdeveloped, intimate but not awkward, and light but not twee. On the four-song EP Trust, Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer demonstrate the same gift for pop hooks they showed in the Eames Era, but without the obvious ‘60s referentiality and the compulsion to fill a song with all the ideas it can stand. A xylophone line lights up “Victims of Trap,” making additional ornamentation—including guitar—superfluous, while a perfect, trebly, power pop guitar line on the title cut is balanced by a cardboard box snare that staves off any hint of slickness. And songs rarely hook in conventional ways. “Say for Certain” is a series of bass-and-voice verses followed not by a chorus but an attractive melody that sounds like it’s played on water-filled glasses. Trust lacks the brittle mood and mixed emotions of The xx and the sheen of much contemporary Britpop, but it’s working with a similar musical vocabulary and deserves similar attention.