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Stereogum x With POP ETC: Part 3

In this final installment of, our partnership with Gap’s online platform, we see Chris Chu of POP ETC working some autumnal looks that are a good fit for NYC during CMJ. Seasonally scene-appropriate! You can by POP ETC’s LP on iTunes, and peruse Chu’s fall-wear while listening to the latest POP ETC mix… More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 Soundtrack: Feist, St. Vincent, Ellie Goulding (Produced By Skrillex), Passion Pit, & More

Earlier today, the Twilight folks announced the artists like Feist, St. Vincent, Elle Goulding (produced by Skrillex!), Green Day, Passion Pit will contribute originals to the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack. POP ETC is in the house as well. Head below to see the entire list. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Stream POP ETC’s Self-Titled LP

POP ETC — FKA the morning benders — have been moving in a different artistic direction as of late, revamping their music with electronic textures and a more intense pop sensibility. Their new record drops next Tuesday on Rough Trade, but it’s available to stream now at MTV Hive. Heads up: “Yoyo.” If you messed… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 4, 2012 - 12:56 pm

POP ETC Do Yours Truly Again, For The First Time

The primary reason the morning benders dropped that name had to do with its unintentionally homophobic connotation in certain parts of the world, though the moniker flip also coincides with a marked shift in sound, if not conceit. Whatever it is the newly minted POP ETC stands in contrast to stylistically, whatever public memory there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2012 - 9:25 am

POP ETC – “Keep It For Your Own”

A few more details have emerged regarding POP ETC’s (FKA the morning benders) new one, including the D’Angelo-shading video for “Live It Up.” Now, the group has posted a snippet of another new song, a sunny groove called “Keep It For Your Own.” Watch the companion video, a time-lapse clip of a highway worker putting… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Download POP ETC’s 1986 Weekend Mix

When the Morning Benders changed their name to POP ETC back in March, they announced the change with a new mix of new tracks and songs from some of their influences. On Friday, they followed it up with their new 1986 Weekend Mix, which features period-specific tracks from people like Tears For Fears, Sparks, Do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

POP ETC – “Live It Up” Video

Earlier this year, the band once known as the Morning Benders changed their name to POP ETC and released a new mixtape. This summer, they’ll follow it up with a self-titled LP, and now they’ve released a self-directed video for first single “Live It Up.” The entire clip consists of carefully-lit close-ups of frontman Chri… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Progress Report: POP ETC

Progress Report: Chris Chu talks about The Morning Benders’ transformation into POP ETC and the band’s soon-to-be released new record…… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 20, 2012 - 3:02 pm

the morning benders are now POP ETC, Release Mixtape

Over the last six or seven years, Chris Chu and the morning benders have managed the relatively rare feat of making a name for themselves as an original music outfit, most notably with 2010’s winning, updated-Spector-pop set piece Big Echo. And as of today, they are throwing all of that to the wind and disowning… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2012 - 10:26 am