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Talking Through Tin Cans Import

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Japanese pressing includes three bonus tracks. Boundee Records.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 26, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 3d Japan
  • ASIN: B001HK0DX6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,370,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sometimes a buzz band earns its keep. Such is the case with The Morning Benders' first full-length CD, which refines and expands upon the cheerily-depressed power-pop of their two earlier EPs. The group's defining sounds remain Chris Chu's vocals (high, melodic and often double-tracked) and hook-filled melodies, and their DIY self production leans to a narrow, nearly monophonic soundstage that provides the punch of great AM pop. Chu's songs of broken hearts, retribution-laced screeds, and the occasional thought of reconciliation are just the sort of `go ahead and try and pull yourself up by your bootstraps' pep-talks from which power pop legends are made.

Though Chu's voice strongly echoes that of The Shins' James Mercer, there's also a dose of Ray Davies' quixotic sing-song as the lyrics mull over unfaithfulness that can't be unrung ("You know very well what you did that day"), hearts that can't be unbroken ("Now I've got no heart left"), and a good deal of healthy whining and wallowing ("Why can't you just say what you mean?" and "I've seen love kick a man while he's down"). There's also the sense of melancholy of early `70s UK pop bands like Edison Lighthouse, Flying Machine and Marmalade. The album grabs you with its punchy mix, especially the up-front drums and bass. The spare use of organ adds a touch of mystery to songs that slam one into the next with nary a breath between; the drum segue from "I Was Wrong" to "Loose Change" is the sort a college DJ would brag about for years.

Chu lashes out here and there, but he's more contemplative of his plight than despondently lovelorn. Still, you get the life and death sense of a 20-something falling in and out (mostly out) of love.
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'talking through tin cans' is amazing. i just saw the morning benders cd on itunes and the 30 second previews were enough to get me hooked..they remind me of the beatles a bit. well anyway the cd is great!
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Somehow many of their songs make me nostalgic and remind me of the 60s only the sound is new and fresh. I can't stop listening to them. There's not a bad song in the lot. If you like this one, you'll also like Big Echo. "Damnit Anna" and "Boarded Doors" are especially fun. Check out the videos on YouTube and then buy the albums.
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