I’ve been listening to the Morning Benders’ album a lot this past week. I’m trying to reconcile the way I feel about it to the way I feel about their live show. I think the album is okay. It’s definitely got some mature songwriting, some interesting stuff, but it fails to grab me or hold my attention. I keep thinking that if I listen to it more, I’ll finally get it. I’m so perplexed by my so-so reaction to the disc because I thought the Morning Benders’ live show was absolutely riveting. I got shivers during the break in “Excuses.” Maybe the people in the band and the way they play is more interesting than the actual music itself, but I really thought they put on a fabulous live show, music included. And it didn’t sound that different from the album. It’s a cognitive mystery. Twin Sister are the cherry on top of this tiny performance. They’re totally blowing up- just got on “rising” on Pitchfork today. This show has been sold out for awhile, but you can find tickets for around $25 on Craigslist. Well worth it, in my opinion. You won’t get a chance to see this band in this small a venue again for a while.