Morning Benders...
Cuddle Magic

Morning Benders, Shark? and Cuddle Magic all convene at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for a show/CD swap at 6:30pm tonight (2/25). The event, hosted by Max Silvestri and The Hype Machine, benefits Housing Works and to get in you need $5 + at least 1 used CD (to trade).

The Morning Benders' new album Big Echo comes out March 9th on Rough Trade. You can check out a song from it above, or catch the band at one of their many upcoming dates, posted below. They'll be at Market Hotel with Surfer Blood this Saturday (2/27). The band will also tour to SXSW for shows that include the Rough Trade showcase at Emo's Jr. on Wednesday, March 17th with The Strange Boys, The Unthanks, Basia Bulat, Dylan LeBlanc and Warpaint. They'll be back in NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on April 22nd with Minature Tiger. Tickets are on sale now.

A flyer for the HW show and all Morning Benders and Shark? tour dates are below...

Housing Works Benefit

Morning Benders - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 25 Housing Works (HYPE MACHINE CD SWAP) New York, New York
Feb 27 Market Hotel (w/ Surfer Blood) Brooklyn, New York
Mar 10 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 11 Black Cat DC, Washington DC
Mar 12 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mar 13 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 15 The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 17 SXSW (SHOWS TBA) Austin, Texas
Mar 17 ROUGH TRADE SHOWCASE @ Emo's JR - 1:00 AM Austin, Texas
Mar 23 Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 25 The Troubador Los Angeles, California
Mar 26 The Casbah San Diego, California
Mar 27 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Mar 28 Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, California
Mar 30 The Independent SAN FRANCISCOOOOOO!, California
Apr 01 Holocene Portland, Oregon
Apr 02 Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
Apr 03 Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 05 Club Velour Provo, Utah
Apr 07 Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Apr 09 The Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Apr 10 The Maintenance Shop Ames, Iowa
Apr 11 Huckleberry's Pizza (Daytrotter Presents) Rock Island, Illinois
Apr 12 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Apr 14 The Drake Hotel Toronto, Ontario
Apr 15 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Apr 16 The Monkey House Winooski, Vermont
Apr 17 TT The Bear's Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 22 Mercury Lounge New York, New York

Shark? - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 25 Hype Machine/Ampeater show @ Housingworks Bookstore Manhattan
Mar 04 Glasslands w/ Gunfight, Quiet Loudly, Scary Living Brooklyn
Mar 13 Hexagon Space w/ Pianowire, the Moderate Baltimore
Mar 16 SXSW Party w. holy wave dikes of holland and dinosaur feathers Austin
Mar 17 TOUR - SXSW - TBA Austin
Mar 18 TOUR - SXSW - TBA Austin
Mar 19 SXSW house party!! Austin