MINUS THE BEAR have annoucned their new album “Voids” out on Suicide Squeeze March 3rd! This is the band’s sixth full-length album and their first full length LP in half a decade. Listen to the new track “Invisible” and see more details below!
Photo by Shervin Lainez / Bradley Hale.
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Minus the Bear have also announced a 29 date spring tour with support from Beach Slang and Bayonne. Tickets are on sale this Friday, January 13th at 10 am local time, but a limited VIP pre-sale is available now via vip.minusthebear.com. A full list of dates and tour poster can be found below.
On their sixth album VOIDS, produced by Sam Bell (The Cribs, Weezer, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club), Minus the Bear started with a blank slate, and inadvertently found themselves applying the same starting-from-scratch strategies that fueled their initial creative process. “There was a lot of change and uncertainty,” says guitarist David Knudson. “I think the general vibe of emptiness, replacement, lacking, and longing to fill in the gaps was very present in everyones’ minds.”
The album’s first single “Invisible” is premiering right now at Noisey magazine.
For the past 15 years Minus the Bear have made music on their own terms while carving out their own unique musical world, selling over 500k records in the process and playing to countless sold out crowds along the way. This isn’t to say they’re impervious to outside influence. They’ve borrowed components from a wide swath of genres—the brainy clangor of New York’s proto-punk scene, the cerebral buzz of IDM, the poptimist evaluation of hip-hop and R&B, and the grandiose visions of prog rock—but always managed to defy classification.
Throughout the first decade of their existence, every new album offered a new musical approach, as seen in the idiosyncratic fretboard gymnastics of Highly Refined Pirates, the glitchy loops of Menos el Oso, or the modernized Fripp- inspired wizardry of Planet of Ice. By the time the band entered our current decade, their knack for reinvention yielded to an emphasis on refinement. Albums like OMNI and Infinity Overhead searched for a middle ground where their myriad of stylistic approaches could all work within the context of a single record.
FRI MAR 10 – Boise ID, The Knitting Factory
SAT MAR 11 – Salt Lake City UT, The Depot
SUN MAR 12 – Denver CO, Summit Music Hall
TUE MAR 14 – Dallas TX, Grenada Theater
SAT MAR 18 – Houston TX, White Oak Music Hall
MON MAR 20 – Orlando FL, Beacham Theater
TUE MAR 21 – Atlanta GA, Variety Playhouse
WED MAR 22 – Charlotte NC, The Underground
THU MAR 23 – Richmond VA, The National
FRI MAR 24 – Washington DC, Black Cat
SAT MAR 25 – Philadelphia PA, Union Transfer
SUN MAR 26 – Boston MA, Royale
TUE MAR 28 – New York NY, Webster Hall
WED MAR 29 – Brooklyn NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
THU MAR 30 – Buffalo NY, Town Ballroom
FRI MAR 31 – Toronto ON, The Opera House
SAT APR 1 – Pittsburgh PA, Mr. Smalls
SUN APR 2 – Detroit MI, St. Andrews Hall
TUE APR 4 – Minneapolis MN, Fine Line
WED APR 5 – Omaha NE, Slowdown
THU APR 6 – Chicago IL, House of Blues
FRI APR 7 – St. Louis MO, Delmar Hall
SAT APR 8 – San Antonio TX, Maverick Music Festival
MON APR 10 – Phoenix AZ, Crescent Ballroom
WED APR 12 – Los Angeles CA, Belasco Theater
THU APR 13 – San Francisco CA, Great American Music Hall
FRI APR 14 – Portland OR, Wonder Ballroom
SAT APR 15 – Seattle WA, Showbox