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Posted April 25, 2006 by Mike Mineo in Features
 
 

MUSIC DOWNLOADS: The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders are from California, and this is not surprising judging by their sound. They seem to create a very easy-listening and smooth sound, calling on influences ranging from The Beach Boys and The Beatles to The Shins and The Strokes. Vocalist Chris Chu actually does recall an early Strokes sound, that is now made popular by various bands. ‘Grain Of Salt’ is a fun little song with lyrics about a traditional heartbreak, but the essential chorus and small guitar solo is all there, making it a very enjoyable song. ‘Heavy Hearts’ is an acoustic song that eventually gains complexity and steam towards the middle of the song where percussion eventually kicks in and Chu regains emotion. Their EP, Loose Change, is available now.

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The Morning Benders – Grain Of Salt

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The Morning Benders – Heavy Hearts

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