MINUS THE BEAR covers FUGAZI "Waiting Room" & breaks a sign getting rowdy for Fall Tour

NEW MUSIC | Just announced Fall North American Fall Tour and new album, "VOIDS" is out now!

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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.


via Suicide Squeeze Records and MinusTheBear.com

Minus The Bear is

Jake Snider (vocals, guitar)

Dave Knudson (guitar)

Cory Murchy (bass guitar)

Alex Rose (synthesizers, vocals)

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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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