Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Morning Benders Sign to Rough Trade Records, Announce New Record and Spring Tour

2010 is a year that is bound to be platinum for The Morning Benders. They just got a record deal (Rough Trade Records picked them up), a new full-length album coming out, (Big Echo, which was produced by TMBs lead singer/guitarist Chris Chu and Grizzley Bear's Chris Taylor), and a large spring headlining tour that starts the day after Big Echo comes out on 3/9. Having opened for a variety of bands on major tours already (The Kooks and We are Scientists, among others), this gang of four has definitely worked hard for all their good fortune. As we said about them with our interview earlier this year, It's not an easy existence, criss-crossing the country as a touring band, but The Morning Benders are clearly four guys who take their music seriously and settle in for a good laugh about the rest, all the while enjoying the ride.

Give a Listen: Grain of Salt (Big Echo version) (from the Grain of Salt EP)

Morning Bender Spring US Tour

March 10th Jonny Brenda's Philadelphia
March 11th The Black Cat Washington DC
March 12th Local 506 Chapel Hill
March 13th The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta
March 15th The Bottletree Birmingham
March 23rd The Rhythm Room Phoenix
March 25th Troubadour Los Angeles
March 26th Casbah San Diego
March 27th Detroit Bar Costa Mesa
March 28th Muddy Waters Santa Barbara
March 30th The Independent San Francisco
April 1st Holocene Portland
April 2nd Crocodile Café Seattle
April 3rd Media Club Vancouver
April 5th Club Velour Provo
April 7th Hi-Dive Denver
April 9th The Vaudeville Mews Des Moines
April 10th The Maintenance Shop Ames, IA
April 11th Huckleberry's Pizza – Presented by Daytrotter Rock Island, IL
April 12th Schubas Tavern Chicago
April 14th The Drake Hotel Toronto
April 15th La Sala Rossa Montreal
April 16th The Monkey House Vermont
April 17th TT The Bear's Boston
April 22nd The Mercury Lounge NYC

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