Friday, July 2, 2010

The Morning Benders' Stitches and a Free Album

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney

A while back I posted the live in-studio production video for the Morning Benders' Excuses, the band has now made available another track with the cast of thousands, Stitches. I think the idea of creating new Phil Spectorish walls of sound is pretty cool in our ProTool world. If you've got enough soulful friends who will work for free and a nice big studio to work in, you can do it too. Go ahead, I dare you. Presents: The Morning Benders "Stitches" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

On the other side of the recording spectrum, The Morning Benders are giving away an album of covers recorded in an apartment, get it here. So far, I've only had time to check out the Talking Heads and Fleetwood Mac covers, but I like them both. I also appreciate the wide range of artists they've covered. Johnny Mercer, The Crystals, The Cardigans, The Ronettes, and Randy Newman are intriguing choices for an indie band to put their fingerprints on - it seems like the guys have done their homework.

the bedroom covers:
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? (live daytrotter version!)

The Morning Benders - "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac Cover) by modernmysteryblog


Albert Bannatyne said...

Nice video - it looks like they got 1987 Erica Ehm to participate!

And that Rickenbacker bass looks special - wonder if the dude had it refinished, or is that a factory option now? It's not one of their traditional standard options.

chris yackoboski said...

Mr. Bannatyne, I don't know about 1987 or Erica Ehm, but if someone was trying to guess the year from clothing or hairstyles in the video, it'd be pretty tough.

I didn't notice the bass. Maybe you'll get one for Christmas, but probably not for your birthday.