“Excuses” by The Morning Benders
I have liked these local guys ever since “Dammit Anna” and their video of “Crosseyed”, which captured the vibe and beauty of the Berkeley Hills to a “T”. Now they have a new album produced by Chris Taylor of the awesome Grizzly Bear and it shares their aesthetic of extremely moody, antiquate sounds and fits The Morning Benders quite well.
I always loved songwriter Chris Chu’s Phil Spector leanings (hear their free “Bedroom Covers” album, which also has awesome versions of songs by The Talking Heads and “Lovefool” by the Cardigans) and this video really allowed him to go all out. He collected local Bay Area musicians including John Vanderslice, Girls, Port O'Brien, Rogue Wave and others.