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The Morning Benders change name to POP ETC, drop mixtape


The Morning Benders have announced that they have officially changed their name to POP ETC. In this day and age, you're probably expecting to hear it was due to "legal reasons", but nope, that was not the case at all. The story is far more odd then you'd expect...

As soon as we had landed in London people started asking us about our band name. "What does 'Bender' mean to you?" people would ask. "Are you seriously called 'The Morning Benders' ?" was a common question. For those of you reading from America, you may still be confused. Well, it turns out that the word 'bender' in the UK and many parts of Europe is a slang term for 'homosexual.' We were told our band name was the equivalent of 'The Morning Fags' in America. We had been called The Morning Benders for 5 years, and we were just finding this out now?

You can read the full statement over at the band's (former) official website. In better news, Christopher Chu & Co. have decided to drop an 11-track mixtape. The effort, which you can download for free over at their new website, is made up of new music, including a Bjork cover. Preview a couple tracks off the release, below.