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The Morning Benders unveil “Promises” single, plot US tour

on January 20, 2010, 2:00pm

Recently, The Morning Benders released their first single, entitled “Promises”, in support of their forthcoming album, Big Echo, via iTunes. In support of its release on March 9th via Rough Trade Records, the indie-pop foursome from Berkeley, CA will embark on its first proper headlining U.S. tour following the release.

If The Shins and Arcade Fire had a baby, it would sound something like “Promises”. Led by a simplistic and repetitive rhythm guitar, “Promises” is filled with soothing drums, a distant piano melody, and echoing vocals. For a limited time only, the song will be available as a free download off the band’s website. And those who purchase the 7” vinyl pressing of “Promises” on February 23rd will also receive an unreleased B-side of “Oh Annie”. To make matters even more exciting, all pre-orders of Big Echo purchased through InSound will ship with an exclusive 7” of the non-album track “Go Grab A Stranger” and another B-side entitled “Cold War (Wallpaper Remix)”. Be sure to grab up these offers while they last, and don’t forget to look below for an official artwork and tracklisting of Big Echo, as well as a list of their upcoming tour dates alongside Miniature Tigers.

bigecho The Morning Benders unveil Promises single, plot US tour

Big Echo Tracklist:
01. Excuses
02. Promises
03. Wet Cement
04. Cold War
05. Pleasure Sighs
06. Hand Me Downs
07. Mason Jar
08. All Day Day Light
09. Stitches
10. Sleeping In

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 @ 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 *
04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
04/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel *
04/15 – Montreal, QC @ 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 *

* = w/ The Miniature Tigers