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Monday, December 20, 2010

Watch: A Bunch of Kids (And a Full Orchestra) Cover the Morning Benders' 'Excuses'

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM

click to enlarge Shashika, leading dozens in a Morning Benders cover.
  • Shashika, leading dozens in a Morning Benders cover.
Well, this is almost as cute as that story today about the 17 German puppies: What appears to be a high school band -- orchestra and rock group -- plus one darling singer and her ukulele, covering "Excuses" as the Morning Benders played it for Yours Truly.

It comes via the Twitter feed of none other than Chris Chu, the Morning Benders' frontman.

Oh, and did we mention that it's pretty good?

It is -- and as the original Yours Truly take on "Excuses" pretty much made clear, this song wears a massive string section especially well. Extra credit also to the singer; we only know her as Shashika, and YouTube says she's 17

Here's how the Morning Benders themselves (along with the Echo Chamber Orchestra) did "Excuses" for Yours Truly at S.F.'s Different Fur studios:

Okay: Top five indie-rock songs you wish your high school orchestra had covered: tell us on Twitter, or post the list to our Facebook page.

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