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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


The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

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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

Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite…
Stereogum | July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

the morning benders – “Oh Annie”

It's not the first time the morning benders have sang for an Ann, though this is not the same one they damned five years ago.
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Alex Winston – “Sister Wife (Star Slinger Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sister Wife is pop chanteuse Alex Winston's 2011 mini-LP, out now on HeavyRoc. It's a tight, track-for-track showcase for the young Detroit native, fusing a…
Amrit Singh | April 1, 2011 - 12:04 pm

the morning benders – “Better In Blue”

Early on March 23rd, main morning bender Chris Chu tweeted "you look better in blue." It took a day, but those words got some context…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2011 - 2:36 pm

the morning benders – Japan Echo EP

"Last week we were scheduled to go to Tokyo to play our first show ever in Japan," begins the note Chris Chu posted to the…
Amrit Singh | March 24, 2011 - 10:26 am

Remixtape: Vol. 2

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, "Remixing is like musical prostitution." Ha -- relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we…
Scott Lapatine | March 18, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends…
jessica | March 17, 2011 - 10:02 am
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