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Thursday, July 24, 2008

THE MORNING BENDERS - Bedroom Covers

RUN FOR THESE COVERS:

The Morning Benders do the hits on the free Bedroom Covers

You last heard about The Morning Benders on these hallowed pages when I plugged their latest album "Talking through Tin Cans" and, of course, their supporting role as tour setup for The Kooks (who are coming back to the States yet again). That being said, The Morning Benders have a most unique, creative sound and no-where does this ring more true than on their new (FREE) covers album they are self-releasing. The band literally recorded these in a bedroom with a microphone, a couple of guitars and a recorder. This is the very essence of DIY - and consequently, I love it.

Three of the 13 Songs available
Download all as a Zip File
The Morning Benders - Dreams
(Fleetwood Mac cover)

In Their Own Words:
These songs sound the way they do, because we recorded them with a laptop and one mic. we used mainly acoustic guitars and shakers because that's what we had lying around, and we couldn't make much noise in our apartment anyway. We didn't spend time arranging any of these either. we learned the chords and the lyrics (which was pretty easy because we've heard all these songs hundreds of times), and we played 'em. What you hear at the basis of the recording is generally a first take. Sometimes we added some background vocals or another guitar part here or there, because the songs we were covering had a lot more going on than us, and we were feeling a bit inadequate…

But hey, you're always fighting a losing battle when you're recording covers, because 99.99% of the time the cover isn't going to be as good the original. Well, for the record, let it be known that none of our covers are as good as the originals. That's part of why we wanted to give all these tracks away for free. if you haven't heard one of these songs before, you should go out and buy it from the original artist, RIGHT NOW. Disclaimer aside: if you want to hear some kids having a lot of fun playing some of their favorite songs ever, check these out.

love,
the morning benders


The Morning Benders - Talking Through Tin Cans

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