Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Minus The Bear w/ INVSN and Slow Bird
With their twisty, tangled guitars and number-crunching chord changes, Minus The Bear sounds increasingly disconnected from an indie scene that now prefers wishy-washy, abstract pop or tranquilized, NPR friendly troubadours, but by staying true to the brainy indie-rock of yore the group has continued to grow its audience. Of course, it also helps that this Seattle group has honed its craft over recent albums and EPs, moving from the calculated stiffness of early releases toward warmer, sweeter songs. Their 2010 album Omni introduced new synthesizer and drum-machine textures to their sound, some of which carried over to last year’s more overtly proggy Infinity Overhead.