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The Morning Benders Echo and prep sophomore album

on December 22, 2009, 2:30pm

If anyone who’s anyone in a band, they know in order to move forward they have to start somewhere. For Berkley, California natives The Morning Benders, the internet provided their start onto their pop-rock super highway. Armed with a handful of EPs and a lengthy debut album on +1 Records, The Morning Benders have certainly made a year out of 2009 with the release of their newest EP Grain of Salt. After nonstop touring for the past two years with indie sensations Grizzly Bear, Ra Ra Riot, The Kooks, and Death Cab For Cutie, The Morning Benders have finally started to hit paydirt.

Still waiting for your whistle to wet? Wait no further! The quirky Berkley natives recently signed to Rough Trade Records and have announced plans for their sophomore release entitled Big Echo. The record will see a US release on March 9th and from the sounds and eloquence spoken about this band, Big Echo certainly will burn in our collective minds here at CoS in “the Tens.”

Produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and not to be outdone, the Benders will kick off their 25-date spring tour shortly after the record’s release. Get those black Sharpies out, cancel those dinner plans and hit the night on the town for you don’t want to miss these guys when they stomp your town’s door down.

The Morning Benders 2010 Tour Dates:
03/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Jonny Brenda’s
03/11 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
03/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
03/15 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
03/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
03/26 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/27 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
03/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters
03/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/01 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
04/02 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
04/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
04/05 – Provo, UT @ Club Velour
04/07 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
04/09 – Des Moines, IA @ The Vaudeville Mews
04/10 – Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
04/11 – Rock Island, IL @ Huckleberry’s Pizza – Presented by Daytrotter
04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern
04/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
04/15 – Montreal, QU @ La Sala Rossa
04/16 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
04/17 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bear’s
04/22 – New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge