Morning Benders has been a busy group in the past few years since Talking Through Tin Cans began to delight the ears of indie-pop enthusiasts. Transplanting from San Francisco to Brooklyn, and transporting from one city to another on numerous tours has landed Morning Benders in the midst of a new album, Big Echo (Rough Trade Records). And yes, another tour.
Contextual and aesthetic changes on Big Echo abound from that first musical intro, going from youthful frolicking to introspective and sauntering, while still retaining the twinkling pop persona that brought fans into the Morning Benders fold.
There has been a definite rise to the level of sophistication within Big Echo, not only in the architecture of the album’s production, but within the textures of chorus, bridge and hook.
Morning Benders is still sunny, but is more liken to a beach sunset on some exotic land, away from the tourists where one is left only with thoughts and reflection on the people, places and encounters of that day as it closes.
After a number of SXSW 2010 performances, Morning Benders have continued its tour, finishing up with sold out gigs in New York, including the Central Park Summerstage with Black Keys.
In Denver, Morning Benders plays with Miniature Tigers and A Mouthful of Thunder on April 7 at Hi-Dive (doors at 7PM 16+ w/ Valid ID $10.00 / $12.00 day of show)
Morning Benders Spring/Summer Tour Schedule:
Apr 5 Club Velour Provo, Utah
Apr 7 Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Apr 9 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 (SOLD OUT) 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 18 Hamilton College (Acoustic Show) Clinton, New York
Apr 22 Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) New York, New York
Apr 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg (16+) Brooklyn, New York
Apr 28 Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) New York, New York
Jul 27 Central Park Summerstage (SOLD OUT w/ Black Keys) New York, New York
Jul 28 Central Park Summerstage (w/ Black Keys) New York, New York