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the morning benders – japan echo


The Morning Benders have released a new EP featuring remixes from Star Slinger, Twin Sister, Wild Nothing, and more, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund...

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mp3: the morning benders x the golden filter


Here's the second Morning Benders remix in as many days, in which the Golden Filter extends the group's Spector-inspired love song "Excuses" into a much darker/slightly spooky throbbing electro-disco jam...

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mp3: Twin Sister remixes

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Twin Sister reworks a track from their friends/tourmates the Morning Benders:

The Morning Benders :: Mason Jar (Twin Sister remix)

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Polaroids: The Morning Benders, Cults + Twin Sister – Live in Dallas

Cults @ the Kessler // Oak Cliff, TX
Cults @ the Kessler // Oak Cliff, TX

GvsB presents:

The Morning Benders, Twin Sister & Cults


The Morning Benders kick off their North American fall tour at Oak Cliff's historic Kessler Theater on Saturday, October 9, with special guests Twin Sister & Cults. We have 5 pairs of tickets to give away for this one courtesy of the venue; just leave a comment below or tweet @us if you'd like to attend, and I'll pick the winners closer to the night of the show...

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the morning benders x mccartney


The Morning Benders just sent over their "R&B-ified" cover of Paul McCartney's classic "Ram On," as well as their great new 29-minute autumn "Echomix," which features tracks from FUR, Teen Inc., Kellz, McCartney, and more. The band kicks off their upcoming North American Fall tour at Dallas' historic Kessler Theater on October 9 with Twin Sister + Cults; more on that soon.


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mp3: the morning benders x wallpaper

mp3: the morning benders x wallpaper

The Morning Benders' frontman Chris Chu sent over this new remix of Big Echo highlight "Cold War," reworked by Oakland's Wallpaper.


The band also posted up new song "Go Grab a Stranger," a Big Echo b-side that Chu tells us was originally slated to make the record, and now appears on a limited tour 7":





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mp3: The Morning Benders | “Excuses”

mp3: The Morning Benders | "Excuses"

The Morning Benders just posted up the album version of "Excuses" -- the opening track from their forthcoming Chris Taylor co-produced full-length Big Echo -- for free download on their website. Living up to the glorious instant classic live version is a tall order, but the band delivers in the form of this warm, unabashedly romantic, classic-'60s-pop-informed throwback love song (complete with gorgeous "At Last"-esque strings):


Big Echo is out March 9 on Rough Trade...

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the morning benders :: excuses

Another great clip from Yours Truly, featuring a song from the Morning Benders' forthcoming LP, Big Echo (which was co-produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor). "Excuses" is the album's brilliant opening track, and this soaring "Wall of Sound" performance is enhanced by the "Big Echo Orchestra," which includes Bay Area luminaries Christopher Owens of Girls, John Vanderslice, and many more...

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