The Morning Benders – Better in Blue

Last years Big Echo was a record of brilliant Californian guitar-pop and now The Morning Benders have returned in honour of a great cause.

The release of the Japan Echo EP is designed to raise money to benefit the rescue efforts after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and consequent nuclear disaster in Japan – the country in which singer Chris Chu was born. The 8 track EP features 6 remixes of previously released tracks from Wild Nothing and Star Slinger amongst others. There’s also a couple of tunes we haven’t heard before, ‘Little Riot’ and ‘Better in Blue’.

‘Better in Blue’ has the beautiful harmonies and sunset sweetness of their last record but this time with a more electronic edge creeping in, tipping their hat in the direction of someone like Vampire Weekend.

Head over to the Morning Benders tumblr to stream that track or download & donate here. You can also find out more about the relief efforts at The Japan Society of New York or Sweet Relief Musicans fund.

The album artwork and full track listing is below, as well as reminder of why this is a must purchase for the music as well as the good cause.

Japan Echo EP (日本・エコー)



1. Cold War (Star Slinger Remix)
2. Better In Blue
3. Hand Me Downs (Wild Nothing Remix)
4. Excuses (RAC Remix)
5. Mason Jar (Twin Sister Remix)
6. Wet Cement (Aislyn Remix)
7. Little Riot
8. Promises (Star Slinger Remix)

The Morning Benders – Excuses

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