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    i can get behind that... lately both krug and boeckner have been better in other projects.

    anything that adds a sliver of hope to a Swan Lake tour is cool in my book.

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    There's so many quality side projects that it's hard to get too disappointed.

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    First off - Animal Collective. Supposedly there's a rumor going around that they're breaking up. Of course, these rumors have been largely spread by less than credible internet sites and a KXLU dj, but still.
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    I am so excited for Animal Collective getting back together and recording!!! Other than a new album from them and then single albums from Panda and Deakin, what is the big things?!?!?! I can't wait for ATP and then Primavera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    i can get behind that... lately both krug and boeckner have been better in other projects.
    True, but it always seemed to me that once their own side projects got their feet, they started holding back a bit when it came to Wolf Parade.

    I don't think either have equaled Apologies to the Queen Mary with their other stuff; but I wonder if Wolf Parade might not have come real close or surpassed it without all those other demands on their energy, time and egos.

    All academic now, I suppose, it just seems to me like they could have done more than they did.

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    I generally like Sunset Rubdown more than anything Wolf Parade did, even Apologies. Just slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    I generally like Sunset Rubdown more than anything Wolf Parade did, even Apologies. Just slightly.
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    Damn, so AC weren't fazed by my threats and chain letters
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    Damn, so AC weren't fazed by my threats and chain letters
    Damn it sbessiso you need to be more threating.
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    Still pretty serious about this.

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    Well, hell... there goes one from my lineup prediction list.
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    Just wondering, did anyone catch one of the two final LA shows for As Tall As Lions? I've been an avid listener for a few years and had no idea they were parting ways. Just glad I had the chance to really enjoy them at Coachella this year.

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    From Facebook just now - "This will be the last post from The Morning Benders. Thank you all very much."

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    Neither, did some quick research on it and It's just a name change. They are now going by POP ETC instead of The Morning Benders.
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    I liked the name The Morning Benders though it works well with their music.

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    Yeah, POP ETC is awful. The Morning Benders was a great name. Having neither a color nor an animal in your name = A+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
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    Huh? Why are they changing their name? POP ETC? Is that supposed ro be read as "pop etcetera?"
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    I read an CoS article about it that pretty much said the reason is because "benders" is an European slang/derogatory word for homosexual. It also said that the band wanted to change their name a while ago but that would have been a disaster because their last album was just released and the were about to start a tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Huh? Why are they changing their name? POP ETC? Is that supposed ro be read as "pop etcetera?"


    (there is a no no face in there btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by unit300021 View Post
    I read an CoS article about it that pretty much said the reason is because "benders" is an European slang/derogatory word for homosexual. It also said that the band wanted to change their name a while ago but that would have been a disaster because their last album was just released and the were about to start a tour.
    I suppose that's a pretty good reason. But they should have changed it to something better than POP ETC, like The Morning Bummers, The Midnight Marys, or The Evening Puffers.
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    it's probably for the best that they changed their name. i know whenever i see the word benders i think of men blowing each other.
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    the mourning cocksuckers

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    From their website:

    March 25 2012
    When we started this band in 2005 we had no expectations. From an early age I had a deep love for music and its power to bring people together, but the truth is, in 2005 I had just finished writing my first songs and all I wanted to do was start a band as soon as possible. That same year I had moved to Berkeley to attend college, and of the first 5 people I met, 1 of them happened to be a drummer, and 1 happened to be a guitarist. It was kismet; we started a band. It wasn't long before we got offered our first show on Lower Sproul (Berkeley's school quad). Now all we needed was a band name. We came up with two options: "The Beatles 2" and "The Morning Benders." We went with The Morning Benders.

    Fast forward to 2010, many a dive bar, school quad, house party, county fair, pizza parlor later. We had just released Big Echo, and for the first time we were preparing for a world tour. We had toured a fair amount leading up to Big Echo, but never overseas, so when it came time to tour the UK and Europe we were quite excited. The touring went well, and we had an amazing time, but also something happened that we hadn't anticipated. As soon as we had landed in London people started asking us about our band name. "What does 'Bender' mean to you?" people would ask. "Are you seriously called 'The Morning Benders' ?" was a common question. For those of you reading from America, you may still be confused. Well, it turns out that the word 'bender' in the UK and many parts of Europe is a slang term for 'homosexual.' We were told our band name was the equivalent of 'The Morning Fags' in America. We had been called The Morning Benders for 5 years, and we were just finding this out now? It was shocking. And quite sad, to say the least. We had spent those years touring night and day, championing our name everywhere we could, only to find out that the name had an alternate meaning- one that made us look hateful, or at best, ignorant.

    At the time we didn't really have many options; we had already booked several tours as The Morning Benders and had just released our new album. We couldn't very well change the name right then and there. We had unwittingly gotten ourselves into a problem with no immediate solution, it was extremely disappointing. But that's all said and done. Now it's 2012. We are at the tail end of making our third album, and we have been given the opportunity to change our band name. We've decided to seize that opportunity, and here's why--

    1. We simply cannot go on using a name that is demeaning to the gay community. The reason we are making music is to reach and unite as many different kinds of people as possible, and the idea that our name may be hateful towards anyone makes us sick.

    2. In the UK and many parts of Europe the name has simply become too distracting. The MUSIC has always been our number one focus, and we want to present that to people in as pure a way as possible

    I know that many people around the world have grown to love the name "The Morning Benders," and understandably have memories and experiences associated with it. Obviously we can understand this, we've lived and breathed this band for 7 years. However, for those of you that know and follow us, you also know that we are committed to change. We've always promised our fans that we will never settle into a place that feels safe and easy, because that leads to boring art. It is true that we didn't anticipate this specific twist in the road when we set out on this musical journey, but we still like to think of this as merely a further embodiment of our commitment to change. We believe that it will only lead to new growth and excitement.

    Thank you for your attention, your love, and your support.

    From henceforth we shall be known as POP ETC



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    Air France: http://pitchfork.com/news/45918-air-france-break-up/

    Bummer. That EP is beautiful and I was always waiting around for them to release something else.

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    Boooo. I'm very much a fan of the Air France EP.
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    I love how The Morning Benders went from one bad name to a worse one. Fucking brilliant.

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    Is Bender actually a derogatory term, or are they setting up an elaborate April Fool's Day joke?

    The Air France news is sad but not unsurprising. They haven't exactly been active. I do love those two EPs though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Is Bender actually a derogatory term, or are they setting up an elaborate April Fool's Day joke?

    The Air France news is sad but not unsurprising. They haven't exactly been active. I do love those two EPs though.

    Yep I can agree with the Air France comment. I always wanted to see them but they just never played any gigs over here. I think they did DJ set once @ PS1 MoMA last summer.

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    They were always a fun live show. Too bad.
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    http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/03/jet-breaks-up/

    Australian rock band Jet has called it quits, according to its website. “After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group,” the statement reads. “From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”

    not that anyone ever liked Jet..

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