We’re on the verge of Roctober, and our buddies Minus the Bear are embracing it in full swing. The quintet are dropping a fresh EP, entitled Acoustics on October 7th. The disk will feature 7 tracks, 6 of which are rehashed from previous albums.
MTB Release Exclusive New EP, “Acoustics,” Embark on US Tour!
Hello everyone! News!
Precisely one month ago MTB secretly entered the new Redroom studio in Seattle to bang on some acoustic guitars, tambourines, swizzle stix, snare drums, organ pipes, and vocal chords. What emerged is a new EP, ACOUSTICS, where we’ve re-worked some old faves into some rousing acoustic campfire gems. Also included is a new track, “Guns & Ammo,” that we’ll be premiering on our upcoming US tour (along with another new jam that is definitely not acoustic, if you know what i mean.)
The official press release and tour dates are below.
Hope to see you on the road, we’ll be breaking out some oldies that none of you ninjas have heard live before. BOOSH!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Minus The Bear is excited to announce the release of ACOUSTICS, an exclusive seven track EP available this fall. The self-released EP via Tigre Blanco Records will be available in two formats and feature newly recorded acoustic versions of fan favorites from the Seattle quintet’s prolific career and one new track entitled “Guns & Ammo.” Beginning October 7th, ACOUSTICS will be sold digitally via online outlets such as iTunes, Amazon and Emusic. Physical copies of the EP will be sold exclusively on the bands headlining tour beginning in Spokane, WA on October 8th.
A band known for their unique brand of rock n roll full of finger-taping guitar riffs mixed with memorable melodies and progressive arrangements, ACOUSTICS is an excellent inside look into the band’s history of winning and entertaining a rabid and rapidly growing fan base.
1. Guns & Ammo (new track)
2. We Are Not a Football Team (from the album, Highly Refined Pirates)
3. Burying Luck (from the album, Planet of Ice)
4. Knights (from the album, Planet of Ice)
5. Pachuca Sunrise (from the album, Menos El Oso)
6. Throwin’ Shapes (from the album, Planet of Ice)
7. Ice Monster (from the album, Planet of Ice)
I’m stoked to hear what ‘Knights’ sounds like acoustic. In the meantime, check out the video below, and peep their tour dates after the jump.
Oct 8 — Spokane, WA — Service Station
Oct 9 — Missoula, MT — The Other Side
Oct 10 — Casper, WY — American Legion
Oct 11 — Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre
Oct 12 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown
Oct 13 — Iowa City, IA — The Picador
Oct 15 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theatre
Oct 16 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall
Oct 17 — Chicago, IL — Vic Theatre
Oct 18 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
Oct 19 — Detroit, MI — Majestic Theatre
Oct 20 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
Oct 21 — Boston, MA — Wilbur Theatre
Oct 22 — Washington, DC — 930 Club
Oct 23 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
Oct 24 — Providence, RI — Lupo’s at the Strand
Oct 25 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
Oct 26 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
Oct 28 — Richmond, VA — The National
Oct 29 — Raleigh, NC — Lincoln Theatre
Oct 30 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
Oct 31 — Knoxville, TN — Bijou Theatre
Nov 1 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse
Nov 3 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
Nov 4 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues
Nov 5 — Jacksonville, FL — Free Bird Cafe
Nov 7 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
Nov 8 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
Nov 9 — Austin, TX — Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 10 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
Nov 12 — Sante Fe, NM — Warehouse 21 (No advance tickets, 300 tickets available at door)
Nov 13 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre
Nov 14 — San Diego, CA — Soma
Nov 15 — Pomona, CA — Glass House
Nov 16 — Los Angeles, CA — Henry Fonda Theatre
Nov 18 — Sacramento, CA — Empire
Nov 19 — San Francisco, CA — Bimbo’s 365 Club
Nov 22 — Seattle, WA — Showbox at the Market