Wednesday, April 30, 2008

FREE posters, MONOLITH festival, SFBG, SFWeekly, Amp, and more!!

lots of new and exciting news over here!

first off, since we love giving all you guys free stuff (as if we don't do that enough already...) we decided to throw in some free posters. that is, if you pre-order the album. remember, if you pre-order the album, and live in SF or LA, you already get a FREE ticket to the release show at 330 Ritch / The Echo. on top of that, the first 100 people to pre-order the album in SF or LA will get a free hand-made kyle lee poster when they come to the show.

here are the links to pre-order:

5/8 LA @ The Echo
5/9 SF @ 330 Ritch

more show info:

and the beautiful posters:


we also just found out we have been added to the monolith festival!! red rocks, hell yes! so many sweet bands. vampire weekend, holy fuck, blitzen trapper, band of horses, white denim, and lots lots more. see more info here, and the rest of the lineup on their site:


there have also been a ton of write-ups this week on our new album, talking through tin cans. (especially) if you live in the bay area, be sure to pick up a copy of these publications:

SF Bay Guardian -
SF Weekly -
The Owl Mag -
AMP Magazine Feature - will scan this one soon, until then get a copy of the magazine!
Haight Ashbury Beat -


lots more soon.

the morning benders

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

stream the full album! RHAPSODY listening party!

today is a glorious day. our new album, talking through tin cans, isn't out till may 6th. BUT, you can listen to the whole thing for the first time today. just click the banner, or take the link below, and you can stream the entire album from rhapsody! you will have to register/download the rhapsody player if you aren't already a member, but once you are, you can stream the whole album and listen for free. if you are a rhapsody member, just open up your player and search us.

don't forget to pre-order the album @ -
thank you for supporting music!!!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

2 new songs! pre-order SF/LA tickets NOW! filter and nylon features!

friends and family,

a lot of exciting stuff going on right now!

here goes nothing:

- our album, "talking through tin cans," is out may 6th! YES!!

- we just put up 2 new songs - 1 off the album ('damnit anna'), and 1 b-side ('worth the fight').

they can be streamed over here:

- if you haven't gotten your ticket for our release show in san francisco (5/9 @ 330 Ritch [aka popscene]) or los angeles (5/8 @ the echo), do it now. you can get a FREE ticket by pre-ordering our album for $10 - the same price as a regular show ticket would be, and you get our entire album for free (if you want to think of it like that). AGAIN, this is the best way to guarantee your entry into the show, since we aren't selling stand-alone tickets, and they are going fast...

links to pre-order / get tickets!:

- if that wasn't enough... if you pre-order the album, and are one of the first 75 people to the show, you'll get a free limited edition poster, hand made with love by the one and only, kyle lee. here are what the posters look like:

- also, check out the new issue of FILTER magazine for a full page feature on "getting to know the morning benders" and the new NYLON for an album review of "talking through tin cans." here are some scans of them, but they really look nicer in print, so get a copy!


- be on the lookout for a music video for "boarded doors" - very soon!!

the morning benders

Friday, April 18, 2008

get FREE tickets to our SF/LA shows!! pre-order our album!!


our new album, talking through tin cans, is finally out may 6th!
it's soo close!!

...and if you pre-order the digital album now, not only will you get the album instantly on may 6th, but you'll also gain access to a ton of b-sides, videos, and other free goodies! it is truly the gift that keeps on giving...

AND if you live in SAN FRANCISCO or LOS ANGELES, you'll get a FREE ticket to our release show (at 330 RITCH on 5/9 or THE ECHO on 5/8).

so do it! since we aren't selling tickets in advance this is the best way to guarantee your entry to the show, and you won't have to pay a cover charge! how cool is that?

if you would like to pre-order the entire album, and receive a FREE ticket to one of the record release shows, take one of the links below and follow the instructions. $9.99 are you out of your mind?!!?:

http://www. plusonemusic. net/records/
http://themorningbenders. com/

more show info can be found here:

...and if you have any questions, feel free to write us back!

the morning benders

Saturday, April 12, 2008


just got done going through some of our videos from sxsw (there are a lot!@#!@)...
and the majority of them are variations on a joke involving a plastic hand. hahahahahah. these were taken when we had nowhere to stay in the middle of nowhere, texas, and we were desperately looking for hope!!!


more soon,
the morning benders