Monday, February 1, 2010

Thunder only happens when you're busy holding onto the shit you haven't figured out yet

Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it

But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost

Download The Morning Benders - Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

Everyone you know bid a happy farewell to 2009. Don't let the door hit ya, everyone said. Ready to embrace 2010. Well? How's it going?

I think we're all still cautiously optimistic but holding onto the pain '09 brought us. We're ready for it to pounce at any moment we've let our guard down.

You know what they call that, right? It's called projecting. So stop it. Or you'll be begging 2010 to forgive you, and starting this all over again.

Lately I have desperately pondered,
spent my nights awake and I wonder
what I could have done in another way
to make you stay

Download The Morning Benders - Lovefool (The Cardigans cover)

I want you to meet The Morning Benders. They are a cutie patootie fourpiece indie band from northern California. I first heard of them when I caught them on a small stage at San Francisco's OutsideLands music festival. Their music, and onstage presence, is a bit reminiscent of the Beatles. There's nothing to not like about them at all. And the music you're hearing today is a bit off from what you'd find on their multiple EPs and albums. Talking Through Tin Cans might be the most popular album - from 2008. A few have followed, such as this album: The Bedroom Covers, also from 2008. I'm excited to hear what the next album will bring. Just as I try to remove caution from my optimism of this coming year altogether.

You're the song that the trees sing when the wind blows
You're a flower you're a river you're a rainbow
Sometimes I'm crazy
But I guess you know
And I'm weak and I'm lazy
And I've hurt you so
And I don't listen to a word you say
When you're in trouble I just turn away

Download The Morning Benders - Marie (Randy Newman cover)

The new album comes out on March 9...

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