It was announced yesterday that The Morning Benders have changed their name to POP ETC. They released a full explanation here, but in short, the decision was centered around the fact that in certain areas of the world, “benders” is a derogatory term for gays. Ever mindful of their surroundings, The Morning Benders realized that they were unable to go on using a disrespectful name, so they decided to start anew after existing as The Morning Benders for 7 years, and this time go with POP ETC. In their own words, “we believe that it will only lead to new growth and excitement.”
All respectable moves aside, what matters most to the band is the music that they’re making. And they just released a mixtape yesterday for us to oooh and ahhh over. Stream the whole mixtape below, and be sure to listen extra closely to “Halfway to Heaven.” So. Damn. Good.
I’m halfway to Heaven and I don’t know if this is where I’m supposed to go