Featured Artist: The Morning Benders


A little over a year ago, The Morning Benders broke into the scene thanks to Yourstruly’s music video for their song, “Excuses” (featured above). Having talked with some of our buddies at Yourstruly, we learned the video was also responsible in helping them make a name for themselves. Oh don’t you love happy endings!

The Morning Benders are originally from Berkeley, CA,–WEST COAST! They released their latest album, Big Echo on Rough Trade Records, earlier this year and have toured and played alongside with the likes of Broken Bells, Grizzly Bear, MGMT, and Death Cab For Cutie. The album was co-produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. If that doesn’t awake you–well maybe you’re just not a morning person.

Recently, The Morning Benders performed a new song, “Virgins,” while filming for La Blogotheque. Separately, they also did a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Outlaw Blues.” Both are available to stream, and download below. Enjoy.

The Morning Bender’s:: “Virgins
[audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11598506/Virgins%20%28La%20Blogotheque%29.mp3]

The Morning Bender’s:Outlaw Blues