In the continued tradition of featuring Lollapalooza artists in the weeks leading up to the actual festival, this week’s Live Friday is a session with The Morning Benders. The band plays a handful of songs off their latest album “Big Echo” and do an interview in which they discuss working with Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and how their sound has evolved since their last record. It’s actually pretty good all around. Of course just the songs are available for download, and if you’re interested in the interview, stream it via the link below. The songs are well done and summery, as you might expect if you’ve heard the album. The band is surprisingly adept at recreating those sounds live. Go for the downloads if you like the band, or are just interested in learning more about them. And if you’re going to Lollapalooza next weekend, be sure to catch their set!

The Morning Benders, Live on WXPN 6-15-10:
The Morning Benders – Promises (Live on WXPN)
The Morning Benders – Wet Cement (Live on WXPN)
The Morning Benders – Mason Jar (Live on WXPN) [YouSendIt] [ZShare]
The Morning Benders – All Day Daylight (Live on WXPN)

Stream the entire interview/session

Buy “Big Echo” from Amazon