"The Tell-Tale Party Noise" feels like a striped-down version of Ben Curttright's full-band The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, but don't write it off as a side project. The intimacy is even more intense here and the songs are in the most pure of form. Created and recorded in a new home in a new city after a move across country, Ben & Keely make themselves at home on this introspective debut, exploring themes like one might explore room arrangements in a new space. Move the dresser over here, add some harp here, put a picture up on the bare wall here, throw a splash of keys here. It feels like we get to see them unpack everything and make themselves comfortable in a new environment. A cozy album for a cozy night by the fireplace.
Available on cassette and digital download. Cassette comes with digital download. Art may vary from mock.