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Ben + Vesper

Based in New Jersey, husband-and-wife indie folk duo Ben + Vesper craft gentle guitar- and accordion-fueled pop oddities echoing the work of the Handsome Family, Half-Handed Cloud, and Ida. After solidifying their sound on both the stage and in the studio, the former art school students sent a demo to Danielson Famile mastermind Daniel Smith, resulting in the 2006 EP More Questions, which was released by Smith's own Sounds Familyre label. The duo's first full-length album, 2007's All This Could Kill You, featured appearances by frequent Smith collaborators Elin and David Smith, as well as family friend Sufjan Stevens. Ben + Vesper worked with Stevens again in 2010, when he produced, arranged, and recorded their five-song LuvInIdleness EP. One year later, the duo released its second album, HONORS, which featured appearances by the usual indie suspects (including Stevens, Danielson's Josh Stamper, and two members of Holler, Wild Rose!). ~ James Christopher Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   Majors Match
  3.   Understruggle; Yay, Win
  4.   Vow Takers
  5.   8 Mo.
  6.   The Stomach
  7.   My Father's Eyes
  8.   Cheer Up, Cheers!
  9.   Gardens Ahead
  10.   Consubstantiation
  11.   Live Free or Try
  12.   Force Field
  13.   The Big Conversation
  14.   Oarless Oracle
  15.   Singing Swords
  16.   Dinah, Forgive Us
  17.   The Floridian
  18.   Nite Walker
  19.   All Is Forgiven
  20.   Square Fore
  21.   When Life Strikes
  22.   Rockaway TWP.
  23.   I Ask Because I Can
  24.   Honors
  25.   Receptor
  26.   An Honest Bluff
  27.   Find Your Friend
  28.   Door to Door
  29.   Especially We
  30.   Adult Vaca
  31.   Knee-Hi Wall
  32.   Sugar Song
  33.   How You Are
  34.   More Questions
  35.   Holly Home?
  36.   LuvInIdleness
  37.   Many Moons
  38.   Carnaval
  39.   Carnival

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