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The Morning Benders
Loose Change
Portia Records

It's not everyday that you hear of a band from California that's not from L.A., but perhaps these guys will change that. The Morning Benders hail from the Bay Area, as in San Francisco, as in miles and miles away from Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Ok no, that shouldn't be the reason that you check them out, rather their music should be.

Are you a fan of The Beatles? How about Tom Petty? Ok, try some Beach Boys? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then you will really enjoy TMB's EP Loose Change. Written in a style similar to that of the aforementioned bands and set to a type of 60's or 70's California pop, this CD will take you back in time. With only 6 songs, you get just a taste of what these guys have to offer... yet it leaves you wanting more and anticipating their debut release. With lyrics like: "Take my heart with a grain of salt" and "Don't let heavy hearts pile up on you", you can't help but get these love-stricken, catchy words stuck in your head.

Being self-produced and self-promoted, they've already built up a name for themselves, which is impressive in itself. So do 'em a favor and check out the EP, the guys will thank you.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Grain Of Salt
2. Fancy Fee
3. Heavy Hearts
4. I Was Wrong
5. Loose Change
6. Morning Fog

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