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POP ETC – “Running In Circles” Video

"Running In Circles," the glistening new single from POP ETC, is probably the best thing the group has done since the long-ago era when they were still calling themselves the Morning Benders. The song is pure sleek, yearning '80s synth-rock revivalism, and the video builds on that aesthetic. It plunges the group into a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015

POP ETC – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

Covering Chris Isaak's 1989 boudoir ballad "Wicked Game" isn't exactly an original move; indie types have been cranking out their own versions of the song for years. (The last time one popped up on our radar, it was Lydia Ainsworth in December.) But it's not like it's ever a bad idea to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2015

Yoko Kanno x POP ETC – “ís”

POP ETC, the entity formerly known as the Morning Benders, ended a bit of a prolonged silence earlier this month, when they released the shimmering "Running In Circles," our first taste of an unannounced new album. Another recent song they just re-upped to YouTube: "ís," a soft and still little melodic meditation. On the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015

POP ETC – “Running In Circles”

POP ETC recently shared covers of artists ranging from U2 to the Beach Boys to Gin Blossoms to Wham! in what now appears to be a warmup for a new album cycle. On New Year's Eve the band shared a new original song, and it's the best thing they've released since… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 2, 2015

POP ETC – “Follow You Down” (Gin Blossoms Cover)

The last time we heard from POP ETC, the former Morning Benders, it was two years ago, and they were covering Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." It's been a while since I've even thought about them. And yet here they are, covering the Gin Blossoms' 1996 alt-rock radio hit "Follow You Down,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2014

POP ETC – “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston Cover)

A few days ago, POP ETC took to their Tumblr to give a sneak peek of the visuals for their cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." The video follows singer Chris Chu throughout the woods and busy Tokyo streets, where he is seemingly looking for, or at least ruminating about, love. Check out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 26, 2012

POP ETC – “Speak Up” Video

"Speak Up" is the former Morning Benders' contribution to the soundtrack of teen-vampire-romance blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and it oscillates between delicate acoustic folk and digital Auto-Tune pop. The song's brand new video, directed by fourclops, intercuts between footage of the movie and images of the band o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012

Stereogum x Styld.by With POP ETC: Part 2

Last month we launched another round in our partnership with styld.by, an online platform showcasing the latest merch from Gap. Our model is Chris Chu of Brooklyn's POP ETC and today he's sporting two more fall looks. Apropos for Fashion Week! Check 'em out below. More »

By: Stereogum / September 6, 2012

Stereogum x Styld.by Session 2: POP ETC

This past spring, we partnered with Mayer Hawthorne for styld.by, a new online platform showcasing the latest looks from Gap. Today, we begin another round with the clothing retailer, this time featuring Chris Chu of Brooklyn's POP ETC as our model. More »

By: Stereogum / August 9, 2012

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to "your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012