WXPN and Shaking Through announced a new artist in their Shaking Through program, the husband-wife team of Ben + Vesper from Northern New Jersey. This is the 7th release in the first volume of the Shaking Through and the third project for curator & producer Daniel Smith of Danielson. Previous Shaking Through releases include Sharon Van Etten, Scott McMicken’s (of Dr. Dog) project with The Man Suits, The Strapping Fieldhands, Sonoi, Floating Action and Springs.
Produced by Smith, Hot Thunder was recorded at Miner Street Recordings on June 10 and 11, 2010 by engineers Amy Morrissey and Brian McTear. The video was directed by Phil Bradshaw, produced by Peter English and edited by Bryan Baker. The band consists of Ben + Vesper Stamper, Steve Oyola, Jon Mosloskie (both of Holler, Wild Rose), and guitarist Joshua Stamper (Danielson), whose fascinating orchestral arrangements grace the song.
Check out the videos and photos of the session here and download the song below.
Download: Hot Thunder – Ben + Vesper