Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on March 25, 2010

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

DOWNLOAD: The Morning Benders - Promises (MP3)

The Morning Benders @ Cheer Up Charlie's
Morning Benders

The Morning Benders woke up Wednesday morning to a Best New Music on Pitchfork, and just in time to get to Austin to play their packed 1:30pm set at the free BrooklynVegan day party at Emo's (which sounded great). It was their first of a series of SXSW shows that included the Stereogum party, Fader Fort, the True Panther Sounds showcase at Cheer Up Charlie's (Ms. Beas) and the official Rough Trade (their label) showcase. Eight days earlier we presented their free record release show at Cameo, and I'm proud to present that we're doing it again, but this time at the much bigger venue across the street (though not free this time).

After selling out both of their April shows at Mercury Lounge (April 22 & 28), The Morning Benders have added an April 24th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the new show go on sale Friday at noon.

"As with the first time I caught them at SXSW, the Morning Benders have taken the opportunity that the success of Big Echo afforded them and used it to up their game by a lot. Their live show is a smart blend of early '60s vocal pop and timeless guitar shredding. They're a group I feel like I could see over and over again without tiring of in the least." [YouAintNoPicasso]
Big Echo is available in CD & LP format at Insound. Graeme saw their SXSW set at Cheer Up Charlie's which is where the pictures in this post are from. The rest of those with all dates, below...

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The Morning Benders - 2010 Tour Dates
March 25th || Troubadour || Los Angeles#
March 26th || 5pm M-Theory Instore w/ Surfer Blood || San Diego
March 26th || Casbah || San Diego#
March 27th || Detroit Bar || Costa Mesa
March 28th || Muddy Waters || Santa Barbara
March 30th || The Independent || San Francisco%
April 1st || Holocene || Portland
April 2nd || Crocodile Café || Seattle
April 3rd || Media Club || Vancouver
April 5th || Club Velour || Provo
April 7th || Hi-Dive || Denver
April 9th || The Vaudeville Mews || Des Moines
April 10th || The Maintenance Shop || Ames, IA
April 11th || Huckleberry's Pizza Presented by Daytrotter || Rock Island, IL
April 12th || Schubas Tavern || Chicago
April 14th || The Drake Hotel || Toronto
April 15th || La Sala Rossa || Montreal
April 16th || The Monkey House || Vermont
April 17th || TT The Bear s || Boston
April 18th || Hamilton College || Clinton, NY*
April 22nd || The Mercury Lounge || NYC
April 24th || Music Hall of Williamsburg || Brooklyn, NY
April 28th || The Mercury Lounge || NYC*
*Acrylics, #We Barbarians, %the Mumlers
Friends Miniature Tigers will be supporting the morning benders on all dates

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Comments (18)

Greatest "Surfer Blood" shirt ever!

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 12:41 PM

haha i love surfer bloood

Posted by brian | March 25, 2010 2:02 PM

i love the morning benderz

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 2:05 PM

eurasian homos. gayest looking band ever

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 2:19 PM

I wanna bone them

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 2:53 PM

we want to bone you

Posted by the morning benders | March 25, 2010 3:12 PM

Nice concerts

Posted by pariuri sportive | March 25, 2010 3:33 PM

dude looks queer with his hand out like that

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 3:46 PM

Love the Benders!

Posted by Mal | March 25, 2010 5:18 PM

if morning benders were my dick i would cut it offf. this band is norah jones 2.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 9:22 PM

surfer blood sucks. these are two of my least favorite bands. total slacker is better than these bands

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 9:25 PM

i want to go to there

Posted by bro | March 25, 2010 11:05 PM

After listening to "Promises," I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Lovely song, beautiful chorus. It still sounds like minor Grizzly Bear pastiche to me, but that's not such a terrible thing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 11:24 PM

i wanna bang chris chu

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 9:41 AM

Surfer Blood is real... they walk and talk and breathe like normal people, on stage you can see the keys and shit in their front pockets. They are real, honest people, for a change, and good news is they write real, honest songs and play them just like they recorded them.

Posted by Anonymous Surfer | March 29, 2010 9:42 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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Posted by يوتيوب القمة | February 20, 2011 9:25 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
bonnaroo would never do something like put arcade fire up against soundgarden. or strokes vs gaga. thats why these festivals with curfews are not worth going to. you have to miss tons of bands you'd want to see.

Posted by يوتيوب | February 20, 2011 9:26 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
bonnaroo would never do something like put arcade fire up against soundgarden. or strokes vs gaga. thats why these festivals with curfews are not worth going to. you have to miss tons of bands you'd want to see.

Posted by يوتيوب | February 20, 2011 9:26 PM

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