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Ben + Vesper

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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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Ben + Vesper

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Ben + Vesper

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  2.   The Stomach
  3.   When Life Strikes
  4.   Oarless Oracle
  5.   Understruggle; Yay, Win
  6.   My Father's Eyes
  7.   Cheer Up, Cheers!
  8.   The Big Conversation
  9.   Nite Walker
  10.   Gardens Ahead
  11.   An Honest Bluff
  12.   Singing Swords
  13.   How You Are
  14.   Consubstantiation
  15.   I Ask Because I Can
  16.   All Is Forgiven
  17.   Honors
  18.   LuvInIdleness
  19.   Rockaway TWP.
  20.   Holly Home?
  21.   Adult Vaca
  22.   More Questions
  23.   Many Moons
  24.   Dinah, Forgive Us
  25.   Knee-Hi Wall
  26.   The Floridian
  27.   Find Your Friend
  28.   Live Free or Try
  29.   Square Fore
  30.   Sugar Song
  31.   Receptor
  32.   Door to Door
  33.   Vow Takers
  34.   Especially We
  35.   Majors Match
  36.   8 Mo.
  37.   Force Field

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