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“Wicked Game” Ad Nauseam: 25 Years Of An Unlikely New Standard

Twenty-five years ago today, Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the song's highest chart position, laying the foundation…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: POP ETC

Name: 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……
T. Cole Rachel | April 20, 2012 - 3:02 pm

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Stream POP ETC Souvenir (Stereogum Premiere)

Souvenir is POP ETC's fourth album but only the second under their current name, having released two past albums as the Morning Benders. Frontman Chris…
Sadie Bell | January 27, 2016 - 12:39 pm

Stereogum x Styld.by With POP ETC: Part 3

In this final installment of styld.by, our partnership with Gap's online platform, we see Chris Chu of POP ETC working some autumnal looks that…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 12:08 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…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2012 - 10:26 am