10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Seattle survivors Minus the Bear ride recent waves of upheaval—a new label, fatherhood, the departure of original drummer Erin Tate—with style on this complex, controlled sixth album. “Last Kiss” locks into a plaintive math-rock groove, “Invisible” adds a widescreen sweep to those lightning-fingered licks, and insomniac anthem “What About the Boat?” (“Counted sheep ‘til they started counting me,” sings Jake Snider) radiates mournful, hardboiled cool.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Seattle survivors Minus the Bear ride recent waves of upheaval—a new label, fatherhood, the departure of original drummer Erin Tate—with style on this complex, controlled sixth album. “Last Kiss” locks into a plaintive math-rock groove, “Invisible” adds a widescreen sweep to those lightning-fingered licks, and insomniac anthem “What About the Boat?” (“Counted sheep ‘til they started counting me,” sings Jake Snider) radiates mournful, hardboiled cool.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

RussDrums123 ,

Hell!!!!yesssssss!!!

They are finally back after 5 long years!!!! Sounds amazing! The Bears are back!

Hargattack ,

Slightly different, but in a familiar way.

I was curious to see how things shaped up with a new drummer. You can certainly tell there's some style differences, but it's still minus the bear for sure. There's a few tracks that jump out right away, Silver, tamed beast, robotic heart. I've listened through the whole album 5-6 times now, and it keeps growing on me. The sound quality is great! It's got a little more electric feel at certain times, but it's done tastefully, and the album is still guitar driven. Invisible and last kiss are probably the most familiar songs in terms sound. I like when bands continue to evolve by stay true to who they are. This is a great example of this. What about the boat has an "absinthe party" feel to it, while electric heart has Jake singing in a soft falsetto while jamming the whole time. And the guitars on silver rip! It's got a little of everything. I've loved these guys for the last decade, happy the way the album came out. Cheers guys!

Joey Prince ,

My Favorite Band

After a long waiting period, they've solidified there place as my favorite band of all time. What a classic album. No regrets with this one - just perfect.

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