What makes the Halo Benders so famous is actually one of their members, Calvin Johnson. After forming this band and his more famous band, Beat Happening, he went on to found K Records, one of the most famous indie record labels and the home of many of Seattle's best bands. (Johnson is the one singing the low backup in the above song, "Snowfall.") All three of The Halo Bender's albums were released through K.
The Halo Benders are what would happen if the lyrics of the Hollies were combined with the melodies of the mellower Beach Boys songs, and this is what I love about them.