The Morning Benders On World Cafe


Listen Now

  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
The Morning Benders perform live on World Cafe i

The Morning Benders. Matt Jacoby hide caption

itoggle caption Matt Jacoby
The Morning Benders perform live on World Cafe

The Morning Benders.

Matt Jacoby

Set List

  • "Promises"
  • "Wet Cement"
  • "Mason Jar"
  • "All Day Daylight"

The Morning Benders' 2008 debut, Talking Through Tin Cans, was named the best indie/alternative album of that year by iTunes, and the band's three members — Chris Chu, Julian Harmon and Tim Or — subsequently toured with a variety of well-known acts, including Grizzly Bear, The Kooks, Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, MGMT, Yeasayer, and The Submarines.

The California group's latest record, Big Echo, came out in March. Co-produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, the disc assembles a wall of sound using a plethora of instruments and beautifully layered vocals. There's no question that Grizzly Bear's mixing played an influential part in the construction of Big Echo, and that's a good thing. Here, the band re-creates its songs live in a studio session at WXPN's World Cafe.

This segment originally aired on June 15, 2010.

Purchase Featured Music

Big Echo

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Big Echo
The Morning Benders
Rough Trade

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.