As part of a co-headlining tour, The Morning Benders and The Submarines (LA) have released covers of each others’ songs for fans today. The two bands will be on tour together until the end of February. Check out the tracks right here:

[audio:http://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/1940-submarines-cover.mp3] The Morning Benders – “1940” (Submarines cover)

[audio:http://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/waiting-for-a-war-benders-cover.mp3] The Submarines – “Waiting for a War” (Morning Benders cover)

The Morning Benders’ 2008 album Talking Through Tin Cans received much praise in the local community and beyond, most recently being named iTunes’ best independent album of 2008. They also toured extensively last year, supporting bands such as The Kooks, We Are Scientists and Ra Ra Riot. Currently, they are on a co-headlining tour with The Submarines until the end of February.

This year brings just as many exciting times for the band. Come February 24, they will be releasing a new EP entitled Grain of Salt, which will include the title track, one of their live staples, and three previously unreleased b-sides. And the band will be headlining Slim’s on Feb. 27 as a part of Noise Pop. In short – be looking out for much more Morning Benders in the coming months.