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OCTOBER 24th

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Here’s a look at the rest of the pictures from the photo shoot (the other image is a B side). Beer, DSLR cameras & comradery is a rad combo.

If your looking for something to do this weekend Stefan and I recommend (plead?) you stop by the Art Bar tonight at 9:30pm for the free Beat Series show; Stefan will be playing Serbian rock/punk/folk tunes and I’ll be co-hosting with the prolific Darling Nikki Janzen. Saturday is another Counter Culture event with La Hell Gang, Drugs Dragons & our good friends Moss Folk. Sunday all of Riverwest will be partying at Rio Turbo’s birthday show. This is going to be a fun few days.

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In the meantime we’ve been generating ideas and concepts for our next video and are excited to have the concept & storyboard complete. A lots going into this project but we don’t want to give too much away before the release. Instead we leave a clue via clip, Jeff’s first part of “In the kitchen with Tapebenders.” Today’s video: Pickling Pepperstown.

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OCTOBER 20th

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Last Monday we did a photo shoot with our good friend & hecka talented artist Sandra Boskamp while drinking some Munich brewed beers in The Old German Beer Hall. Sandra dabbles in everything including paintings, drawings, photography, and even designed the album art for Chasing Ghosts. Check her out yo.

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We’re playing a show Monday, November 3rd at Franks Powerplant with The Paperhead and DJ Jon Heibler. Thanks to Andrew James Shelp from Counter Culture Club & Moss Folk for getting us the spot. This show is going to be great; DJ at 4, bands at 7 & it’s free.

Some of our most exciting news is that Bill is feeling well enough to drum so we can move forward with recording new tracks. We love you Bill, not just for your wrists, but they are important. We’ve got more shows to announce & a longer blog post incoming but right now I’m too full from delicious salted meats to stay awake.

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OCTOBER 13th

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Hello world, here’s what the Benders have been up to this last week:

We’ve been working on some new tracks and are excited to play them during our end of the year shows: Andrew’s sweating in the lab, Stefan’s always shredding, David is writing furiously, Bill’s healing up from a wrist injury, Jeff’s getting ready for touring and I’m working on some new Ableton effects for our upcoming shows. Speaking of which;

Psychedelic rock party! We’re ready to combust because we’re playing with two of our favorite bands, Sleep Comes Down  & The 57′s, at one of our favorite bars, the Riverwest Public House. Join the debauchery on November 8th @ 815 East Locust. If you really like the place & are into the cooperative spirit consider becoming a member.

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Andrew & I got to check out the warehouse & office space for K-Nation (also known as KNE) on Wednesday when we picked up footage of the Summerfest set. My heart delightfully skipped a beat looking at all the gear and lighting. Thanks to Sarah & Jason for showing us around & offering us a spot to film our next video.

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Besides this we’re excited to announce that a track from Chasing Ghosts will be featured in a trailer for a web series with Mark Borchardt! More info soon friends. In the meantime, let’s all enjoy the new Purling Hiss album.

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