The year of 2010 may be young but it's releases are starting to be fantastic. I haven't enjoyed a years music this much since 2007. Big Echo is the latest release from the California band, The Morning Benders. The lead singer Chris Chu has an amazing voice that truly shines on their latest single "Excuses". The song has a 1950's Du Wop feel to it that I haven't heard in modern music. The vocal harmonies are impeccable and I cannot wait to see this band live in a few weeks. The album Big Echo continues on the bands same path as previous records but this will definately be the one that puts them on the map for mainstream indie music. Be on the lookout for this band to be playing festivals this summer, starting with SXSW in the middle of March.
RIYL: Ra Ra Riot, Grizzly Bear, Neutral Milk Hotel