Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Making Excuses

This post could easily be a list of reasons why I have been slacking on posting new material. Fortunately, I just want to post some incredible videos for The Morning Benders' song "Excuses" which is being hailed as an instant classic. The first is a truly impressive cover by two friends, Andy Fitch and Brian Russo, who perform the song with a ukulele, a trumpet, an acoustic guitar, wooden chairs, and empty bottles of Tylenol, all while singing their hearts out in an attic. There are some seriously unnecessary covers of recent songs on YouTube but this is one that puts a smile on my face and makes me glad that people do these kinds of things.

They also made the track available at the link below:
 Andy Fitch & Brian Russo – "Excuses"

The next video is a studio performance which The Morning Benders' singer Chris Chu explains in the introduction is an homage to Phil Spector. The band gathers all their friends from the San Francisco area including members of Girls and John Vanderslice and packs them into a studio for an intimate performance.

Yours Truly Presents: The Morning Benders "Excuses" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

You can also stream The Morning Benders excellent debut Big Echo in the player below and soak in the Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys influence.

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