An eloquent statement of the artistic ideal from Chris Chu followed by a pristine live version of deep album cut Keep It For Your Own. POP ETC // Keep It For Your Own [live for Yours Truly]
POP ETC (fka The Morning Benders) // “POP ETC” : 2012. 06.12 : Rough Trade : streaming in its entirety below via MTV :
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 [...]
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) :
Listen to the awesome, new, Morning-Bender-ish (produced by Chris Chu) album by Miniature Tigers here. Miniature Tigers // Fortress : “Gold Skull” :
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 [...]
A superb wall of pop leaning forward through this Big Echo song—perfectly captured by yourstru.ly.