Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New album release... The Morning Benders

Equally indebted to the Shins, Brian Wilson, and John Lennon, the Morning Benders mix sunny pop songcraft with jangling guitars, double-tracked vocals, and collegiate wit. Frontman Chris Chu launched the group as a solo project in 2005, using a single microphone and laptop to record his early songs. The Loose Change EP arrived in September 2006, and Chu subsequently opened the Benders' doors to several of his UC Berkeley classmates, including drummer Julian Harmon, bassist Tim Or, and guitarist/organist Joe Ferrell. A second EP, Boarded Doors, appeared in early 2007 and was well received by such Bay Area publications as The SF Weekly, prompting Chu to take a part-time job as a studio engineer in order to finance an additional record. Largely produced, engineered, and mixed by Chu himself, the full-length Talking Through Tin Cans arrived in May 2008 on the newly minted +1 Records label. The Morning Benders are currently on the tour supporting the Kooks. Highly Recommended!

The Morning Benders - Boarded Doors (from Talking Through Tin Cans)
The Morning Benders - Crosseyed (from Talking Through Tin Cans)
The Morning Benders - Grain Of Salt (from Loose Change EP)
The Morning Benders @ MySpace

The Morning Benders - Boarded Doors

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Jay Retard - Blood Visions !!!
The Phenomenauts - For All Mankind
The Legendary Shack Shakers - Believe
+ Andre Williams, Dr. Ring-Ding, I Am Jen, Jarvis Cocker,
Sharon Jones, Vampire Weekend, The Aggrolites, The Dirtbombs,
John Fogerty, Snowden, The Slackers, Tiger Army, etc.

The Herbaliser - Generals [EP]

Steriogram - This Is Not The Target Market

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static (2008)
Counting Crowes - Saturday Nights And Sunday Mornings (2008)
Rick Ross - Trilla (2008)
Soulja Boy - Tellem

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static (2008)

Beef - Last Rudy Standing

Caribou - Andorra

Man Man - Rabbit Habits
Dodos - Visiter
The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Foals - Antidotes

Jesu, Isis, Pelican, Mastodon, Explosions In The Sky, etc.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous mikedub said...

could i request some of the format por favor?

oh and have i mentioned how you're pretty much my hero?

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...someone really wants me to download the new jack johnson.

thanks for everything ziggy!!

3:00 AM  
Anonymous C said...

Awesome stuff--could we get any of The Sword's music posted up here?

5:32 AM  
Anonymous radiomafia said...

Hi Ziggy! Do you know (does anyone knows) where i cna find this album: Panda Bear - Person Pitch (2007)


12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sword is awesome!!!

3:11 PM  

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