Bristling with guitar acrobatics and infectious melodies, Minus The Bear’s fifth studio full-length album, Infinity Overhead, due September 3rd via Big Scary Monsters, is not only a return to form in direction, instrumentation and creation but also the band’s most aggressive and confident. The veteran Seattle-based fivesome reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft and showcases the band doing what they do best – interesting, guitar-based big sounding rock. Receive an immediate free download of ‘Diamond Lightning’, taken from the album, when you pre-order via bsmrocks.com or minusthebear.com.
The band, consisting of Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), Dave Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (synths, vocals) and Erin Tate (drums), went to work on their fifth album together in their hometown Seattle. From January to April of 2012 they holed up at London Bridge Studio and Bayles’ Red Room Recording to craft a sonically complex yet melodically rich mature album. Many of the tracks have a foreboding feeling and as Snider reveals, the lyrics were influenced by the direction of the music.
Since forming in Seattle in 2001, Minus The Bear has worked relentlessly over the past decade to build a large and devoted following worldwide with consistent releases and a non-stop touring regimen. They have proven to be a powerful musical force that has outlasted trends, the changing musical landscape, and a volatile record industry. The band has played countless sold out venues throughout the world both large and small and toured the globe over including North America, Europe, U.K., Japan and Australia, in addition to unforgettable performances at every high profile U.S. festival like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Sasquatch!.
With such live prowess, it’s certain that Minus The Bear’s show at London’s Heaven, the first time the band have played in the UK since 2010, will be nothing short of unmissable:
Fri 17 Aug London Heaven 0844 847 2351
Buy online at gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051