Ben & Vesper
New Jersey marrieds Ben and Vesper Stamper fluttered in from the Sufjan universe. With rich harmonies in the vein of other people who love each other (Low, Mates of State), a raft of parlor instruments, and assists from cuckoos like Danielson, their two studio albums are an agreeable mishmash of familiar meaning and affectation. (Honors, their newest, appeared last month via Sounds Familyre.) They're touring "organically," with a tiered reward system for donations that will help pay for "food, travel, babysitting, and other tour expenses." Too bad Sufjan's flock of giant myna birds don't take passengers.
Mon., Feb. 28, 9 p.m., 2011
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