Friday, February 12, 2010

Currently Loving:The Morning Benders

Yes. We're guilty of one or two of those in our day. But as Tune-Yards so eloquently puts it: "I don't need no booze to get it up in the morning." Neither does San Francisco based The Morning Benders, whose stellar album Big Echo comes out March9th on Rough Trade. It's comprised of exquisitely sung throw-back pop tunes that, at times, sets out to recapture vintage Phil Spector quality production techniques, and that wistful tinge of nostalgia and sentimentality that can only come from a well-crafted pop melody.

Watch Yours Truly's excellent video of the band and all their friends in a cramped SF studio striving for the aforementioned Phil Spector effect. It will make your weekend. Promise.

Feb 12 Acoustic House Show SOMEWHERE New York, New York
Feb 25 Housing Works (HYPE MACHINE CD SWAP) New York, New York
Feb 27 Market Hotel (w/ Surfer Blood) Brooklyn, New York
Mar 10 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 11 Black Cat DC, Washington DC
Mar 12 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mar 13 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 15 The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 17 SXSW (SHOWS TBA) Austin, Texas
Mar 23 Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 25 The Troubador Los Angeles, California
Mar 26 The Casbah San Diego, California
Mar 27 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Mar 28 Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, California
Mar 30 The Independent SAN FRANCISCOOOOOO!, California
Apr 1 Holocene Portland, Oregon
Apr 2 Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
Apr 3 Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 5 Club Velour Provo, Utah
Apr 7 Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Apr 9 The Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Apr 10 The Maintenance Shop Ames, Iowa
Apr 11 Huckleberry’s Pizza (Daytrotter Presents) Rock Island, Illinois
Apr 12 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Apr 14 The Drake Hotel Toronto, Ontario
Apr 15 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Apr 16 The Monkey House Winooski, Vermont
Apr 17 TT The Bear’s Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 22 Mercury Lounge New York, New York

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