Minus The Bear
Lost Loves – released October 6th via Big Scary Monsters
New LP compiles 10 rare tracks from the past seven years
Minus The Bear will release their latest LP, Lost Loves, via Big Scary Monsters in the UK and Europe on October 6th.
The follow up to Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the US Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear’s highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band’s past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records. “Inevitably some of your favorite songs are going to be cut in the necessity of creating the right sequence for that particular time,” says bassist Cory Murchy. “Regardless of the reason they weren’t included, it wasn’t for lack of love and appreciation of the songs themselves.” Somewhat by chance the black sheep that didn’t quite fit in with Planet of Ice, OMNI, and Infinity Overhead coalesce among their once regretfully forsaken peers. “Perhaps it’s because they didn’t make the past albums that they fit so seamlessly together,” muses Murchy.
That each song was out of place on more conceptual releases is a harbinger of what to expect from Lost Loves as a collection of compositions that channel the essential essence of Minus The Bear’s songwriting. Over the years the band “has made a name for itself creating music as ear-catching as it is resonant with fans of guitar athletics and progressive structures,” wrote Consequence of Sound, and Lost Loves more than delivers on that promise. As the band began metaphorically reaching out to the “ones that got away” from past sessions, additional recording and vocals were completed for select tracks. “As a whole,” says Murchy, “this collection of songs offers as strong a package as any other album we’ve put together.”
Formed in 2001, Minus The Bear is comprised of Dave Knudson (guitar), Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), Erin Tate (drums), Cory Murchy (bass), and Alex Rose (synths, vocals). Over the last 13 years the band have cultivated a large and devoted international following, playing countless sold out venues as they tour the globe over, including North America, Europe, UK, Japan and Australia, in addition to unforgettable performances at every high profile U.S. festival like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Sasquatch!. That their past three indie label full-length releases have charted in the top half of the Billboard 200 with steadily increasing success is testament to Minus The Bear’s standing as a musically innovative and beloved group with an unyielding fanbase that continues to grow with each album.
Lost Loves tracklist:
01 – Electric Rainbow
02 – Surf-N-Turf
03 – Broken China
04 – Walk On Air
05 – Patiently Waiting
06 – Cat Calls & Ill Means
07 – Invented Memory
08 – South Side Life
09 – Your Private Sky
10 – The Lucky Ones