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Morning Benders x Paul McCartney = Beach Boys 2012?

Morning Benders x Paul McCartney = Beach Boys 2012?

Something about  this Morning Benders cover of Macca‘s Ram On makes me think of what Brian Wilson‘s music might have sounded like if he were born in 1980. Morning Benders // Ram On (Paul and Linda McCartney cover) :

new favorite album // Morning Benders : “Big Echo”

new favorite album // Morning Benders : "Big Echo"

The Morning Benders // “Big Echo” : 2010.03.09 : Rough Trade genre power baroque sounds like wall of Roccoco.  air conditioning and soft carpet.  calling for the captain ashore.  tea kettle whistles, water glass percussion and kitchen sink acoustics. a platter of ripe fruit. notes I don’t feel I’m being over the top when I […]

live video // Morning Benders : “Excuses” [live for Yours Truly]

live video // Morning Benders : "Excuses" [live for Yours Truly]

A superb wall of pop leaning forward through this Big Echo song—perfectly captured by

listen party // POP ETC : “POP ETC”

listen party // POP ETC : "POP ETC"

POP ETC (fka The Morning Benders) // “POP ETC” : 2012. 06.12 : Rough Trade : streaming in its entirety below via MTV :

listen party // CANT : “Dreams Come True”

listen party // CANT : "Dreams Come True"

Chris Taylor—producer of several recent excellent albums (Twin Shadow, Dirty Projectors, The Morning Benders, Blood Orange etc) and valuable member of Grizzly Bear—has released a solo debut under the name CANT . . . we expect it’s at least as genius-rific as everything else he’s had a hand in . . . CANT // “Dream […]

peter likes music // 2010

peter likes music // 2010

Peter’s grandfather regularly remarks that he believes music continues to get better and better.  Peter has to agree. Peter liked a lot of things in 2010.  Mostly he liked the music.  let me count the reasons: favorite songs favorite 20 albums top 5 albums top 5 eps favorite official videos favorite live videos favorite concerts […]

new favorite album // Miniature Tigers : “Fortress”

Miniature Tigers // “Fortress” : 2010.07.27 genre power psych pop sounds like rainbow pianos on jungle beaches. Paul McCartney’s camp fires.  Frontal lobe chemical cascades.  Vanagons full of tambourines and kazoos. notes sounds like a good Morning Benders or Dr. Dog album in the same way Morning Benders or Dr. Dog sound like a good […]

listen party // Miniature Tigers : "Fortress"

listen party // Miniature Tigers : "Fortress"

Listen to the awesome, new, Morning-Bender-ish (produced by Chris Chu) album by Miniature Tigers here. Miniature Tigers // Fortress : “Gold Skull” :