NEW MUSIC | Just announced Fall North American Fall Tour and new album, "VOIDS" is out now!
Watch Minus the Bear tear up the stage with this cover of Fugazi's "Waiting Room" via AV Club
Minus the Bear has just announced an extensive fall tour of North America with Silversun Pickups in continued support of their new album VOIDS, out now on Suicide Squeeze Records. The album won praise from the likes of Noisey who lauded the "dichotomy between dark imagery and danceable, inventive rock," and Relix who called the album "an exceptionally cohesive effort that ranks among the best of its catalog to date." Last week, the band appeared on AV Club's "Undercover" series, where they expertly covered Fugazi's "Waiting Room" (and accidentally busted the show's brand new neon sign).
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.
"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."
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.
Jake Snider (vocals, guitar)
Dave Knudson (guitar)
Cory Murchy (bass guitar)
Alex Rose (synthesizers, vocals)
"Last Kiss" Official Music Video
premiered on VICE Creators Project
Upcoming Tour Dates: (*with Silvers Pickups)
03 - Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory
05 - Brisbane, AU @ Max Watts
06 - Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
12-13 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoore Park
30 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station
01 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
02 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Crucialfest
04 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
05 - San Diego, CA @ North Park
06 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
07 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
15-17 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst*
22 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
24 - Boise, ID @ Revolution Center*
26 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
28 - Calgary, AB @ The Palace*
29 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall*
31 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*
01 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
09 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10 - Rochester, NY @ Anthology*
11 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis*
12 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex*
13 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
15 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
18 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Festival*
19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*
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Dan Victor is editor in chief of Popdust and producer of Popdust Presents. He is also a music producer, bassist for Low Profile (live hip hop) & The Coldpress (indie rap) and front-man for Ductape Halo (indie rock). Follow on Youtube.
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