Seattle natives Minus the Bear reveal new album


CourtesyDangerbird Records

by Kevin Smead

CourtesyDangerbird Records

Seattle quintet Minus the Bear announced its fifth studio album “Infinity Overhead” last week. The band celebrated its 10th anniversary last year and is headed toward a new directionsby looking to the past. The band recruited former member and current producer Matt Bayles to help record the new album, which it claims is the heaviest and most varied yet.

Many fans and critics felt 2010’s “Omni” was a departure for the band, because it featured a more electronic, dance-fueled sound compared to previous albums. “I look at it like when we started this band we were building a house with the first three records, then with “Omni” we decided to go to a beach house. Now, with “Infinity Overhead”, we are back working on our house,” drummer Erin Tate said in a press statement.

With members of the band coming from both the indie rock and hardcore scene, the record promises to deliver powerful guitar work from both frontman Jake Snider and lead guitarist Dave Knudsen. The album will feature 10 tracks, each featuring its own unique style, while still keeping true to the Minus the Bear sound.

“Infinity Overhead” will be released August 28 on Dangerbird Records.