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):

The Morning Benders :: Excuses

Big Echo is out March 9 on Rough Trade.