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Interpret(en): Minus The Bear
EAN/UPC Code: 803238099316
Artikel-Nr.: 00108278
Set-Inhalt: 1
Information: Splatter color vinyl. On their sixth album VOIDS, Minus the Bear started with a blank slate, and inadvertently found themselves applying the same starting-from-scratch strategies that fueled their initial creative process. Album opener "Last Kiss" immediately establishes the band's renewed fervor. An appropriately dizzying guitar line plunges into a propulsive groove before the chorus unfolds into a multi-tiered pop chorus.

From there the album flows into "Give & Take", a tightly wound exercise in syncopation that recalls the celebratory pulse of early Bear classics like "Fine + 2 Pts" while exploring new textures and timbres. "Invisible" is arguably the catchiest song of the band's career, with Jake Snider's vocal melodies and Knudson's imaginative guitar work battling for the strongest hooks.

"What About the Boat?" reminds us of the "math-rock" tag that followed the band in their early years, with understated instrumentation disguising an odd-time beat. "Erase," recalls the merging of forlorn indie pop and electronica that the band dabbled with on their early EPs, but demonstrates the Bear's ongoing melodic sophistication and tonal exploration.

By the time the band reaches album closer "Lighthouse," they've traversed so much sonic territory that the only appropriate tactic left at their disposal is a climactic crescendo, driven at its peak by Cory Murchy's thunderous bass. Not since Planet of Ice's "Lotus" has the Bear achieved such an epic finale. All in all, it's an album that reminds us of everything that made us fall in love with Minus the Bear in the first place, and a big part of that appeal is the sense that the band is heading into uncharted territories.
Erscheinungsdatum: 03.03.2017
Im Shop seit: 28.02.2017
  Artikel läuft aus | Nicht mehr nachbestellbar ab: 24.04.2017
Verfügbarkeit: Artikel sofort versand- oder abholbereit
24,99 EUR
Track Titelinformation Spielzeit
LP + Download 1/1
001 Zusatzinformation LAST KISS
002 Zusatzinformation GIVE & TAKE
003 Zusatzinformation CALL THE COPS
004 Zusatzinformation INVISIBLE
005 Zusatzinformation WHAT ABOUT THE BOAT?
006 Zusatzinformation SILVER
007 Zusatzinformation TAME BEASTS
008 Zusatzinformation ERASE
009 Zusatzinformation ROBOTIC HEART
010 Zusatzinformation LIGHTHOUSE