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Adriana Mundy’s Favorite Albums of 2010

It is indeed that time of year. Well, yes, it is late December aka Christmas/New Years time. However, when most people are trimming trees, dusting off their John Denver and the Muppets Christmas albums and throwing back some egg nog, music addicts/geeks alike are perusing every “Best of 2010″ list they can find on the world wide web. That being said…

Two-thousand and ten was quite a whirlwind year for me. I became part of this brilliant music blog, had a crash course in promoting shows and met some pretty special people along the way. It’s safe to say the music released this year all served as an applicable soundtrack as it felt like new albums came out faster than I could digest them.

If you’ve read most of my posts, it’s apparent that I enjoy reporting on international acts that I feel deserve American attention (and also since the rest of the Donewaiting staff do such a stellar job of keeping up on everything).

On top of national and international releases, Columbus’s scene has also kept quite busy this year. Without further ado, here’s my 2010 list:


1. Efterklang, Magic Chairs
Watch: Modern Drift

Reasons why Denmark rules: 1. Efterklang 2.Christiania 3. Legoland


2. Finders Keepers CompilationPomegranates
MP3:Zia: “Helelyos”

Who can resist some 60′s Persian Pop/Funk/Psych?


3. Cate Le Bon, Me Oh My
Watch: Shoeing the Bones

Honestly didn’t know much about Cate before interviewing her earlier this year, now I can’t stop listening to her. (Oh, and this video is really wonderfully weird.) Continue reading

Photos: The Morning Benders in Columbus

Earlier this year a friend of mine told me about this incredible music video I just had to see. It combined the lovely sweetness of Etta James and the grand ear-filling boldness of Phil Spector. The kids behind this video were of course The Morning Benders and yes, they are kids. Quite talented and recently very successful kids.

I made my way to The Basement last Wednesday night to (once again) catch these guys in action. What resulted was a packed house of eager fans (both young and seasoned alike) and some serious tunes. Aside from the obviously enjoyable tracks, “Promises” and “Excuses”, The MB’s played an amazingly spot on rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, which wooed the crowd even more.

Keep reading for more photos of the show taken by Ed Luna. Continue reading

SXSW 2010 Video Countdown: The Morning Benders

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MP3: The Morning Benders – Promises

Ever wondered what it would be like if EVERYONE from the Rock Potluck worked on just one song? That’s what The Morning Benders did in their most recent video, congregating friends in San Francisco to record this track (“Excuses”) Phil Spector-style. Keep your eyes peeled for Chris Owens of Girls and John Vanderslice. Morning Benders will play the Rough Trade showcase in Austin along with Warpaint (who’ll be at The Summit March 6th).