Hailing from Berkely, California, The Morning Benders have released the first track from their upcoming album Big Echo.
The song, Excuses, sounds like a ’50s pop song at points, but with a newer edge supplied by dissonant strings and a hazy soundscape at the beginning.
The new album was co-produced by Grizzly Bear multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor, and the influence shows when you compare their new release to their former.
To hear the album version of Excuses, go here.
For a free download of the MP3, go here.
To watch an awesome “Wall of Sound” live performance of the track with “The Big Echo Orchestra,” Christopher Owens of Girls, John Vanderslice, and more, click on the handy video link in the top right of this blog.
The video was shot by Yours Truly.
What do you think? Pretty great, right?