Fresh off completing their first ever US Tour supporting The Kooks, the morning benders have been selected as the Editors' Choice in the iTunes Music Store this week. Click on the pic below to launch the store and check it out.
As if they weren't tired enough from sleeping on floors while driving cross country over the past month, the busy benders will be swinging by the Daytrotter Studios in Davenport, Iowa and HearYa HQ’s in Chicago this week on their drive back west from Brooklyn to Berkeley to record live studio sessions. They will (hopefully) be back for a performance and interview with Aaron Axelsen on Live105 ‘Soundcheck’ on the evening of Sunday, June 22nd. They will then shoot a video for ‘damnit anna’ in SF on June 24th with their friends at Nylon TV and will be doing an intimate welcome-home performance at the Puma store in SF (free and all-ages) on Friday, June 27th.
the benders will keep the good times going into July, accompanying We Are Scientists on some west coast Tour Dates, supporting Supergrass in Los Angeles on July 12th and performing at San Francisco's Good Magazine Block Party in SF on July 20th.
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Sunday, June 22nd LIVE 105 Soundcheck Tune in at 6pm PST
Friday, June 27th San Francisco, CA Puma Store In-Store
July 5th Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp (with We Are Scientists)
July 8th Portland, OR Berbati's Pan (with We Are Scientists)
July 9th Seattle, WA Neumo's (with We Are Scientists)
July 12th Los Angeles, CA Avalon (with Supergrass)
July 20th San Francisco, CA GOOD Magazine Block Party @ 111 Minna
September 13th Morrison, CO Monolith @ Red Rocks
the morning benders debut album ‘talking through tin cans’ has been picking up a whole lotta positive vibrations since its release a few weeks ago…
The band was iTunes’ Indie Spotlight and was featured on the iTunes homepage and in staff favorites. They’ve also appeared on the music homepages of Imeem, MySpace, Youtube, Rhapsody, Emusic and Limewire.
the morning benders have been getting props from all over the media and blogosphere, including MTV News, E! News, Spin.com Artist of the Day, LA Times Buzz Band, Blender, Filter ‘Getting To Know’ feature, Nylon, Playboy, Stereogum, RCRDLBL, The Tripwire, Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, AllMusic.com, Metromix, AOL Spinner, LA Weekly, L Magazine, Boston Herald, NY Daily News, Flavorpill, Venice, Brooklyn Vegan, Little Radio, and much much more.
The hometown love has been fierce too, with SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, West Coast Performer, AMP, East Coast Express, SF Daily, The Owl, The Bay Bridged, SF Station, The Daily Californian, The Daily Republic, and I Pick My Nose all supporting their local boys. The band are one of the most requested Bay Area artists for Soundcheck on Live 105.