The Morning Benders, ‘Heavy Hearts’ Live

The Morning Benders was one of our favorite new bands of 2008, and still Talking Through Tin Cans is in heavy rotation almost a year after it’s release. Is there a catchier record out there? Not that we know of.

The word on the street is the band is already in the process of recording their second album titled Big Echo that may be out by this year’s end. Nice. The Morning Benders are one of those timeless bands. They have a bit of 60’s vibe to them and the most brilliant harmonies we’ve heard in a long time.

I believe we have shared this months ago, but rewatching it today made it seem so new. Its our video of The Morning Benders doing their rarely performed song ‘Heavy Hearts,’ at their Puma Instore at CMJ 2008. The Morning Benders were also the first band we made cookies for….

Check out the video on our VIMEO  page

Check out our Band Interview page for our talk with The Morning Benders.

The band is also doing a few dates with John Vanderslice in May

5.17.09 The Partisan (w/ John Vanderslice)
5.27.09 Velour (w/ John Vanderslice)
5.28.09 Kilby Court (w/ John Vanderslice)
5.29.09 Hi-Dive (w/ John Vanderslice)

Morning Benders Announce Tour!

Its really no secret here at Modern Mystery that we are totally in love with ‘Talking Through Tin Cans’ by The Morning Benders. The guys recently announced a co-headlining tour with The Submarines that will be starting in a matter of weeks.

If you haven’t checked out The Morning Benders live (or at all for that matter), we urge you to do so. The tour is pretty extensive and if you’ve only seen the band do their Puma instore set, then you are in for another side of The Morning Benders. Either way electric or acoustic, the band delievers the goods. They are astonishing live.

Here is a video we took from CMJ week when The Morning Benders performed at the Puma Instore in New York City. They played beautifully and made us love the record even more. Plus they took requests and played a cover of ‘Love Fool’.

This is a video of the band playing ‘Heavy Hearts’ which singer/guitarist Chris Chu said they hadn’t played since they recorded the song almost a year to the day.

Watch ‘Heavy Hearts’ on our VIMEO

Check out more of our pictures of The Morning Benders at the Puma NYC Instore after the Jump

Tour Dates!
1/31 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
2/1 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
2/3 Austin, TX Stubbs
2/4 Dallas, TX House of Blues-Pontiac Garage
2/6 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
2/7 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
2/8 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
2/9 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas
2/10 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
2/11 Brooklyn, NY Bell House
2/13 Boston, MA Middle East
2/14 Montreal, QC El Motore
2/15 Toronto, ON Drake Hotel
2/17 Chicago, IL Schubas
2/18 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
2/20 Denver, CO Hi Dive
2/21 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
2/23 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
2/24 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
2/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir

Check out The Morning Benders on Myspace