#48-THE MORNING BENDERS-Big Echo (Rough Trade)

Young four piece from Berkley, California taking a giant step in their second opus with a little help from their friend Chris Taylor, the bass player of Grizzly Bear. The record’s production benefits from Taylor’s fine ear for instrumental arrangements and from the Benders’ talent to craft a nice tune. “Excuses’ or ‘Promises’ –the band shows a tendency to choose one word titles – were perfect examples of melody rich chamber pop that could rival with any of their more experienced British counterparts.

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