Minus The Bear -Whelans
MINUS THE BEAR
+ Joan of Arc
Whelan’s, May 31
Voids is the sixth LP and the first full-length album in five years from the Seattle four-piece Minus the Bear, and was released this month on their original label home of Suicide Squeeze Records.
Voids illustrates a change of pace for the group. The band has always experimented with a diverse range of sounds, and has been largely successful in colliding a ton of influences into their music. “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.”
Being their first release in half a decade, they used a new producer in Sam Bell (Weezer, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club) to get a fresh take on their material, and keyboardist/vocalist Alex Rose took a more prominent role in the composition process, even taking over lead vocals on a few songs. They also welcomed drummer Kieffer Matthias.
Over their career, Minus The Bear have sold more than 500,000 records worldwide, and Voids will be their first new LP since 2012's Infinity Overhead.
My Time (2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAoVj0-bZkI