The Just Barelys
The Just Barelys instill beauty, intelligence, wit, melody and melancholia—and more—into just over 17 minutes of music. They’ll do wonders with a full length record. Top comes from Stephen Kelly and Eleanor King, two audio artists in complete harmony on every track. Playing, they have a light touch, though the production sounds full and rich. (On stage, they’re joined by Stephen Evans.) Go right to track two, “(S)kills,” or the reggae-pop of “Snake Pit,” but any song will do. Fans of Yo La Tengo and Victoria’s Young and Sexy will find an equal in The Just Barelys. Kelly writes from the heart in a sophisticated way. You’ll find many rewards here.