the morning benders just can't sit still. During a week off between touring the US with The Kooks, We Are Scientists and upcoming festival dates and a Fall tour with Ra Ra Riot, the band decided to cover some of their favorite songs and offer it as a free download to fans exclusively on their blog. To download your copy, visit .
Over the past week, the band has released a handful of the covers exclusively to some of their favorite blogs including My Old Kentucky Blog, I Am Fuel/You Are Friends, 3Hive, I Pick My Nose, and Spinner.
the bedroom covers tracklisting
1. crying - roy orbison
2. mother and child reunion - paul simon
3. why dont they let us fall in love? - the ronettes
4. lovefool - the cardigans
5. i won't share you - the smiths
6. he's a rebel - the crystals
7. marie - randy newman
8. fools rush in - johnny mercer/rube bloom
9. temptation inside your heart - velvet underground
10. dreams - fleetwood mac
11. pull up the roots - talking heads
12. caroline, no- beach boys remix (bonus track)
12. 5 why don't they let us fall in love? - the ronettes (live daytrotter version)
While in New York wrapping up their tour with The Kooks, the benders recorded a performance for Limewire’s first ever ‘Live@Lime' Session. Live@Lime consists of casual recording sessions, resulting in an EP that will be sold exclusively through their digital store. The session took place at Headgear Studios in Brooklyn (birthplace of records by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, TV on the Radio, Son Volt, among others and neighbor to the +1 compound]. The benders decided to spontaneously compose and record alternative versions of some of the tracks off of ‘talking through tin cans’ and the results are refreshingly low-fi and charmingly raw. To listen for yourself, peep the Limewire Store.
‘talking through tin cans’ was just recently selected as iTunes ‘Editors Choice’, which led to the album breaking the iTunes Top 20 album charts (#18) and Top 10 alternative album charts (#8) and put the band on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart (#8) and Indie Album Chart (#30). Pretty crazy stuff…
The album has appeared on the music homepages of Youtube, MySpace, Imeem, Rhapsody, Emusic and Limewire and has 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, Paste, Venice, LA Weekly, Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, NY Daily News, L Magazine, Metromix, AllMusic.com, Stereogum,AOL Spinner, RCRDLBL, The Tripwire, Flavorpill, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix Mag, The Sentimentalist, Little Radio, and much much more.
Of course, none of these great opportunities would have been possible without all the amazing hometown support the morning benders have received from the good people in the Bay Area, which has spread nationwide.
Along with the awesome radio support from Aaron Axelsen on Live105 'Soundcheck' and the homie Dennis the Menace on his 'Just Another Menace Sunday' show on KUSF, we’d like to give shout-outs to the esteemed Bay Area publications who have given the band their stamp of approval and whom have been instrumental in the morning benders becoming a national story. These include: 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, East Bay Express, Haight Ashbury Beat and one of our favorite local blogs, I Pick My Nose.
US Tour Dates
September 13th Morrison, CO Monolith @ Red Rocks
September 21st San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Music Festival
September 28th San Diego, CA @ Casbah (with Ra Ra Riot)
September 29th Phoenix, AZ @ Modified (with Ra Ra Riot)
September 30th Tucson, AZ @ Plush (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 2nd Dallas, TX @ The Loft (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 3rd Austin, TX @ Stubb's (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 4th Houston, TX @ Rudyards (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 7th Orlando, FL @ The Social (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 8th Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 10th Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 11th Raleigh, NC @ Local 506 (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 12th Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 14th Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (with Ra Ra Riot)
Octboer 15th Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 18th Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs (with Ra Ra Riot)
October 20th Boston, MA @ Puma Store
October 21st New York, NY @ Puma Store
October 28th Santa Barbara, CA @ UCSB
October 29th Los Angeles, CA @ Puma Store
Stay tuned for more info on NYC shows shortly…