With so much of today’s music sounding like the din of open warfare, along comes Dave’s True Story to prove there’s still room for espionage. Chesky Records takes pleasure in presenting a record that’s as sweet as a peach and dry as a martini. Sex Without Bodies by Dave’s True Story is reminiscent of the post-swing, café society sound that belonged to stars like Peggy Lee and Chet Baker.
Singer Kelly Flint uses her smoky, sultry vocal to explore a world of love, lust and venetian blinds. Composer/guitarist David Cantor writes his songs with the heart of a continental rogue-combining wit, insight and late-night -cool. Together they are masters of fallen innocence.
For Sex Without Bodies, they bring to Chesky a diverting ensemble including vibes, accordion, horns and a deliciously grinding stand-up acoustic bass.
2 Baby Talk
3 Sex Without Bodies
4 I'll Never Read Trollope Again
5 Once Had a Woman
6 I'm So Repentant
7 Rue de Lappe
9 Ned's Big Dutch Wife
12 Walk on the Wild Side