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The Morning Benders

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Berkeley’s The Morning Benders take time to stress the simple sounding bands that laid the groundwork for its sound, showing that even the simplest sounding songs are indeed far from unstructured. Singer/guitarist Chris Chu effortlessly acts as a guiding light as the Benders encompass a genre somewhere in between alt-country and folk-core (that’s right, I just said folk-core). Taking a cue from an easy going subculture that diffuses modern rock, the band seems to find incentive in keeping a slower pace without ever crossing the lines into mildly aggressive sounding music. Though at the same time, throughout listening to the band’s music, it never once seems absurd that it would be heard on modern radio.