Friday, March 28, 2008

SD show, blender interview, kcrw, hoooman!

what's the word yo!? word yo!

numero uno: we were asked to open a show at the casbah in san diego for the little ones and ra ra riot. how could we say no to a sweet line up like that? pretty awesome. it goes down april 5. 8pm @ the casbah in san diego.

2: blender magazine interviewed us at sxsw, and the video was posted. funny.

3: check out KCRW tonight (friday)! Jason Eldredge, a DJ at KCRW, will be playing us on KCRW this evening between 7:30 and 10:00PM PST.

not sure what he's going to be playing, maybe you can call in and request something?

you can stream it at or listen live at 89.9 FM in los angeles.

4: hooooooooooooooooooooomannnnnnnnnnnnnnn plays "waiting for a war" as part of his latest music video. it was one of the most played videos on youtube the day it was put up. so crazy. hooooooman:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

sasquatch musical festival, radio 1 w/ zane lowe!!


we just got back home from SXSW... very tiring, but lots of fun... will give a full update on sxsw soon, but here are a couple pieces of sweet news we got wind of today.

numero uno:

we got added to the sasquatch music festival in washington!! this is pretty amazing. i’ve always wanted to go to the gorge (the venue it’s hosted at) because it looked so beautiful, and now we get to go there and play! hell yeah. the cure is headlining the night we are playing, that’s kind of insane too. tons of great bands are going to be there, check the site for all of them:

numero dos:

we met and talked to an awesome dude named zane lowe after playing a show at sxsw. well... he was nice enough to play one of our songs ("i was wrong") on his radio show on radio 1. how cool is that? check his site here:

more soon,
the morning benders

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


26 hours later and we're in austin, tx. so far the trip has been pretty good. we had a nice drive through the lovely state of new mexico and we also went through arizona but it's all kind of a blur now. ten minutes after getting into texas i was pulled over by a police officer for driving in the left lane and not passing other vehicles but instead sort of just chilling and driving. in texas you need to have a purpose for driving in the left lane and i agree with that and i like them for it. the officer saw i was from california and asked if our van was full of that crazy marijuana since you can get it like strawberry pie over there but i explained to him that we didn't have any and he liked me so we joked about drugs for a little bit and he gave me a warning. then we pulled into austin and crazy Tim shouted "Fuck you!" at these angry bro's and they chased the van so we locked the doors and they left us alone but one of their shirts said, "Trust me, it's big." Besides said angry incident everyone in austin has been really nice. Today we played waiting for a war and damnit Anna on NBC AUSTIN NEWs in between the weather reports and the governor sleeping with prostitutes and updates on sxsw. I've been drawing a lot lately, the first is a picture of julian driving the van and the second is a whale being held up by a kite.

there's supposed to be photos but i don't think anyone's taken any.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

coming soon to a city near you!!! (+waiting for a war video, sxsw!!!)

we are thrilled to announce that we will be doing a full US tour in may to celebrate the release of our first album - "talking through tin cans" !!! even a couple dates in canada too! and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we'll be supporting THE KOOKS for all these dates!! wham bam thank you maam.

all the kooker dates, plus our own CD release shows:

May 6 2008 5:00P
Virgin Megastore SF In-store! FREE! San Francisco, California

May 8 2008 8:00P
LA CD Release Show @ The Echo!! Los Angeles, California

May 9 2008 8:00P
SF CD Release Show @ 330 Ritch!! San Francisco, California

May 18 2008 8:00P
House Of Blues (w/ The Kooks!) San Diego, California

May 19 2008 8:00P
The Wiltern (w/ The Kooks) Los Angeles, California

May 24 2008 8:00P
Commodore Ballroom (w/ The Kooks) Vancouver, British Columbia

May 26 2008 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom (w/ The Kooks) Portland, Oregon

May 28 2008 8:00P
Avalon Theatre (w/ The Kooks) Salt Lake City, Utah

May 29 2008 8:00P
Ogden Theatre (w/ The Kooks) Denver, Colorado

May 31 2008 8:00P
Fine Line Music Cafe (w/ The Kooks) Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jun 1 2008 8:00P
Turner Hall Ballroom (w/ The Kooks) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jun 2 2008 8:00P
Vic Theatre (w/ The Kooks) Chicago, Illinois

Jun 4 2008 8:00P
Kool Haus (w/ The Kooks) Toronto, Ontario

Jun 5 2008 8:00P
The Fillmore @ TLA (w/ The Kooks) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jun 9 2008 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club (w/ The Kooks) Boston, Massachusetts

Jun 10 2008 8:00P
Terminal 5 (w/ The Kooks) New York, New York

Jun 11 2008 8:00P
Terminal 5 SOLD OUT (w/ The Kooks) New York, New York

...and that's not all. today also celebrates the release of our first video! it's for "waiting for a war," which incidentally, is available for purchase on vinyl and itunes this tuesday, march 11! we'll have the vinyl available at shows, which looks and sounds beautiful. however, if you purchase the song and it's accompanying b-side on itunes you'll get a free downloadable version of the video, and another free b-side!! can you believe it?

here's the video. directed by the super homies: alexander safdie and ronald schnetke, and shot by doug mccann.

we're heading to austin right now for sxsw, going to be in las cruces, new mexico, tomorrow night. we'll be documenting the whole thing on our new FLIP CAMERA. check out our page on imeem for video blogs updating our trip -
we reckon it's gonna be wild.

and if you're in the texan area, come holler:

Mar 13 2008 4:30P
SXSW - Highwire party @ Habana Calle - Austin, Texas

Mar 13 2008 8:30P
SXSW - Smokin’ Music - Austin, Texas

Mar 14 2008 3:00P
SXSW - +1 House Party @ Hank Sinatra’s - Austin, Texas

Mar 14 2008 9:30P
SXSW - Viper Room In Austin @ The Orchid - Austin, Texas

Mar 15 2008 2:00P
SXSW - Homeslice - Austin, Texas

more exciting news soon!

love love love,
the morning benders

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Tomorrow we are leaving for Texas. We're all really excited and we feel a lot like this dog and cat.

We're going to be leaving from Berkeley, CA in our van Daryl and MAPQUEST says that it will take twenty-five hours. That sucks so we're going to San Diego, CA first to play a show with Port O Brien and Delta Spirit and visit our old friend Kari Nye and MAYBE go to some wild mexican border town. Then we're going to unwind in the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico if we can find a place to stay but right now it's not looking good. Then we're going to go to Texas. In Texas we are going to play some shows at SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST and then we are going to come back home. But i'm at home right now in my kitchen.

Love and love


New pic/favorite website

you should check my friend adrienne showed it to me. i'm pretty obsessed right now. i pronounce it BLIN-JEE but i think it's supposed to be blingy.. who knows??!! do you??? anyway, you can do sweet stuff like this:

Myspace Glitter Graphics

hope you enjoy. time to sleep...