Few Bay Area bands have had the year that The Morning Benders have had. To sum it up: the release of Talking Through Tin Cans (out on +1 Records) and resulting critical love, the eclectic and excellent The Bedroom Covers release, performances at the Treasure Island and Monolith festivals, and seemingly neverending touring alongside some of the buzziest of indie bands.

[audio:https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/05-crosseyed.mp3] The Morning Benders – “Crosseyed”

[audio:https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/08-fools-rush-in-cover.mp3] The Morning Benders – “Fools Rush In” (Johnny Mercer/Rube Bloom cover)

While the band’s currently on a three week jaunt with Ra Ra Riot, they’re already building anticipation for their Bay Area homecoming performance, Friday, December 5th (Doors 8pm/Show 9pm) at the always excellent Rickshaw Stop. Tickets for the show go on sale this Sunday at Another Planet’s web site, but we’re pleased to be giving away FIVE pairs of tickets to some lucky fans.

All you have to do is e-mail contest[at]thebaybridged.com with the subject line “Morning Benders Giveaway”. We’ll be closing the contest at noon on Wednesday, October 8th and the lucky winners will be notified via E-mail.