Cool project coming from the Sounds Familyre label. Ben + Vesper are Ben and Vesper (obviously), a married couple (so indie) who are set to release their thirteen-track, Daniel Smith-produced debut this May. The record features a few of the sibs from the Danielson Famile and one Mr. Sufjan Stevens on banjo, woodwinds, vocals, and piano. That oughta be enough to tip you to the tunes’ leanings, though it doesn’t account for the Dean & Britta-styled timbre mesh of Ben’s baritone and Vesper’s soft-hearted vox. Check the tracks, with “Rockaway Twp.”‘s dry, ditty of a melody blooming into something more orchestral, and “Honest Bluff”s steady-rolling chord cycle teased out to a slow swell by Daniel’s warm touch on production. Think you’ll enjoy.
All This Could Kill You is out 5/22 on Sounds Familyre.