The band posted on their official website and Twitter accounts last night that The Morning Benders were no more and that the band has re-emerged with a new name: Pop ETC.
The band has posted a long explanation of why they decided to change their name on the Morning Benders' website [HERE]. Basically, over the years they learned that "bender" was a derogatory term for homosexuals in Europe, so they decided to change the name to avoid making music under a potentially offensive name:
"We simply cannot go on using a name that is demeaning to the gay community. The reason we are making music is to reach and unite as many different kinds of people as possible, and the idea that our name may be hateful towards anyone makes us sick."
The best part is that they have released a brand new mix tape you can download for FREE through the bands new website and SoundCloud accounts.