Committed to change

Yesterday afternoon, an ambiguous post from The Morning Benders popped into my Facebook feed. It was simply “This will be the last post from The Morning Benders. Thank you all very much.” Understandably, fans were freaking out about a possible breakup and I was a little shocked because I really can’t imagine Chris Chu and his bandmates fighting. As it turns out the last post just means the band is changing it’s name to POP ETC.¬†after having gone on tour in the UK and learning “benders” is a derogatory term for homosexuals. I think it’s a nice gesture seeing as how they never intended to harm anyone and the term has an entirely different meaning in the US. Their announcement is a good read with thoughts on keeping art interesting and yes, new music. I’m having a bit of an adjustment period to their new sound, but you can still count me in for their next tour. What do you think?

Pop Etc. – Everything Is Gone

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