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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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Ben + Vesper

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

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