Another gem from the edges out on Not Not Fun; Zoe and Silvie from Belly Boat have created an album of ramshackle folk that is as dissonant as it is precious. Their voices clamor for attention like small children but then suddenly out of the dixie cup folk they pull together into sweet earnest pop songs that are immediately and overwhelmingly charming. Mostly comprised of the two voices, some dime store guitar, piano and the breathy squeeze of an accordion, Dear Robert Hanoy is the sound of joyous inexperience; and where others drown themselves in layers of perfection, Zoe and Silvie let their rough edges charm you until you let them fall away and reveal the pop gems at their center.
[MP3] Belly Boat -Little
[MP3] Belly Boat -Rind