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The Morning Benders - Big Echo mp3 download

Performer: The Morning Benders
Title: Big Echo
Style: Indie Pop,Indie Rock,Alternative Pop/Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock
Location: Different Fur Studios
Duration: 38:53
Released: March 9, 2010
Size MP3 version: 1173 mb
Size FLAC version: 1713 mb
Size WMA version: 1575 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 442
Genre: Pop Rock

The Morning Benders - Big Echo mp3 download

The Morning Benders, joined by an array of friends and San Francisco music found-abouts, perform "Excuses" from the album "Big Echo", out now on Rough Trade.

Album · 2010 · 11 Songs. Big Echo The Morning Benders.

While Talking Through Tin Cans was almost a Chu solo project, Big Echo relies fairly heavily on the whole group, with electric guitars replacing Tin Cans’ acoustics and dense, layered soundscapes reigning supreme throughout.

So yeah, Big Echo is a big album. Unfortunately, despite all the confidence and conviction the trio clearly display on their sophomore, they've still got a way to go before they can start playing with the big boys (despite opening for nearly all of them). The second half of the album drags a touch, with little variation on the sound they've so neatly captured. Tracks like 'Mason Jar', despite beginning strongly and sweetly (bonus points for the timpani), seem to amble about with little direction. The Morning Benders definitely are a band worth getting excited about. You just might have to wait a while before that excitement is fully satisfied.

Perhaps the marketplace is too crowded at present for Big Echo to shine as widely as it could. Perhaps these songs simply lack the legs to go the distance, despite a prettiness that should be of mass appeal.

POP ETC (pronounced "pop et cetera"), formerly known as The Morning Benders, is an indie rock band from Berkeley, California, later based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2008, they released their debut album Talking Through Tin Cans on +1 Records

Summary: The indie rock trio from Berkeley, California, releases its first album on Rough Trade, which was produced by band member Chris Chu and Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. Record Label: Rough Trade. Genre(s): Rock, Alternative.

The Morning Benders’s sophomore effort, Big Echo, underwhelms, then, because it strains to make the trio sound like countless other acts currently mining a retro-minded aesthetic for instant indie cred. The most frequently cited point of comparison thus far has been to Grizzly Bear, which isn’t an inaccurate comparison so much as a lazy one, given that Chris Taylor, bassist for Grizzly Bear, produced the record with a fussiness and density of sound similar to that of his own band. But the album fails to use this already familiar point of view to explore any uncharted paths. Lead single Excuses boasts a terrific percussion line and layered harmony vocal, but it’s far and away the best song on Big Echo.

This second album marks a huge step forward for The Morning Benders following their 2008 debut Talking Through Tin Cans. That record was largely forgettable; its straight-forward approach to American indie-rock the sound of a band that lacked scope in ambition and song-writing, sounding five years out of date even at the time of its release.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Excuses Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 5:17
2 Promises Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 3:03
3 Wet Cement Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 3:55
4 Cold War Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 1:44
5 Pleasure Sighs Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 4:28
6 Hand Me Downs Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 3:45
7 Mason Jar Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 4:45
8 All Day Day Light Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 3:38
9 Stitches Christopher Chu The Morning Benders 5:04
10 Sleeping In Christopher Chu / Joseph Ferrell The Morning Benders 3:14


Patrick Brown - Engineer
Aaron Burnham - Engineer
Christopher Chu - Composer, Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Charles Duff - Organ
Joseph Ferrell - Composer
Hannah Hooper - Artwork
Joe LaPorta - Mastering
Emily Lazar - Mastering
The Morning Benders - Primary Artist
Christina Stanley - Violin
Chris Taylor - Producer
Chris Taylor - Engineer, Mixing, Producer