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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Minus the Bear Unveils New Tunes in the Classic City


Minus the Bear, yet another indie rock band from “The Emerald City,” kicks off a new tour in October. The band announced via Twitter they had finished recording a new album on 3 Sept. And, with the first single, “Into the Mirror” due out on October 27, fans get to hear the band’s new jams first during the four-week long promotional tour.

Their sound has been described as “experimental rock,” and it appears people are digging the experimentation. Minus the Bear blends electronic elements with the core of indie rock to create a sound as unique as their name. Members include lead vocalist Jake Snider, guitarist Dave Knudson, bassist Cory Murchy, drummer Erin Tate and Alex Rose on the synthesizer, drum machine and saxophone.

The band’s tour starts in Bellingham, Wash, but the quintet will have made their way across the continent and to our very own 40 Watt Club by November 11. Tour dates can be found on their website, or just by scrolling down a bit:

Tour Dates For Minus The Bear:10/05 - Bellingham, WA - The Nightlight
10/06 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
10/10 - Seattle, WA - Pyramid Breweries
10/15 - Theatre New York, NY - The Gramercy
10/30 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10/31 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk
11/01 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew
11/02 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
11/03 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
11/04 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
11/06 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Door
11/07 - Pharr, TX - Jagz
11/08 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11/10 - Birmingham, AL - Workplace Theater
11/11 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
11/12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
11/13 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle11/14 - Westchester, PA - The Note
11/15 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
11/17 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott
11/18 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
11/19 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
11/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
11/21 - Dekalb, IL - Otto's Niteclub
11/22 - Des Moines, IA - The House Of Bricks
11/23 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
11/25 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11/27 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
11/28 - Concert House Boise, ID - Knitting Factory

-Ashley Thompson

Currently listening to “Ice Monster” by Minus the Bear

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