Artist of the Week: The Morning Benders

Few things scream summer more than laid-back tunes inspired by the classic sounds of The Beach Boys and Phil Spector.  The Morning Benders provide just that — a fresh take on the music of the California coast in its golden age. Currently on tour with Broken Bells, The Morning Benders are just as worthy of your ears — their sophomore release, ‘Big Echo,’ was rated a rare 8.2/10 from Pitchfork, and named as some of this year’s “Best New Music”.  Their debut album, ‘Talking Through Tin Cans,’ was deemed by iTunes to be the best indie/alternative album of 2008, also receiving an iTunes Editors’ Pick.

Find a spot in the sunshine, put on your headphones, and let The Morning Benders transport you to the California coast — we’ll see you there!

Sounds Like:
“Coastal, kaleidoscopic California haze”
– Pitchfork

Similar to: The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Grizzly Bear, Telekinesis

About:
“Gradually riding a crest of slow-building, long-coming interest, the Morning Benders have proven themselves to be the Little Band That Could, toeing the line between old fashioned hard work and the contemporary music scene’s accelerated blogosphere hype…As a result, their subsequent arrival on the big stage of modern underground pop music feels lived-in and warranted, an inevitable yet overdue pay off for this zealously determined and persistent band of underachievers.”
— PopMatters

“To these ears, in a blogosphered era in which every second band seems to be attempting to sound as crappy as possible, the stirring, sparkling sounds of Big Echo are a refreshing aural tonic.”
— About.com

Links:
MySpace
Official Site
Watch The Morning Benders’ video for “Promises”
Follow Chris from The Morning Benders on Twitter
Follow Julian from The Morning Benders on Twitter
Listen to The Morning Benders on Hype Machine

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~ by vapormusic on June 4, 2010.

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