The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders’ new record, Big Echo, is garnering praise for its sunny and sparkly-clean sound, a palpable shift from their dinning, jangly 2008 debut, Talking Through Tin Cans. Some of the songs on Big Echo – impeccably produced by lead singer Chris Chu and Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor – are positively lilting, full of orchestral swells and swooning vocals, much of it modeled with Phil Specter’s Wall of Sound in mind. The music washes through you the like white-capped ocean waves on the album cover. The Morning Benders cut their teeth sharing the stage with Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, Death Cab For Cutie, and MGMT, among others. These days, on their current tour, the trio is getting used to selling out shows with their own name atop the bill.

Fri., April 2, 8 p.m., 2010

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