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  • Acoustics II Acoustics II Quick View

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    Acoustics II

    Metallic Bronze Spot Color Jacket


    Limited To 5000 Copies


    Initial Pressing Of 3000: May Be 180 Gram Black Vinyl, 3-Color Blend, Or Splatter (Colors Shipped At Random)


    Founded in 2001, Minus the Bear have worked relentlessly over the past 12 years to build a large and devoted following worldwide via consistent
    releases and non-stop touring. The band has released ve full length LPs (Highly Rened Pirates in 2002, Menos el Oso in 2005, Planet of Ice in 2007, OMNI in 2010, Innity Overhead in 2012) along with various EPs. They have toured throughout the US, UK, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. They have played countless sold out venues throughout the world and have been invited to perform at festivals in the US and abroad. They have played as support to bands such as Foo Fighters, Soundgarden and Jimmy Eat World.


    In Winter 2008/2009, Minus the Bear released an EP called Acoustics featuring newly recorded acoustic versions of fan favorites from the quintet's prolic career along with one new track. Limited to 5000 copies of vinyl, Acoustics is now out of print. Acoustics II, the second volume in the acoustic series, is a full LP containing eight newly recorded and reinterpreted standout tracks in addition to two brand new songs: "The Storm" and "Riddles." Acoustics II is sure to please longtime fans and welcome new fans to this critically acclaimed rock band.

    1. Riddles
    2. The Game Needed Me
    3. Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse
    4. Diamond Lightning
    5. Hooray
    6. The Storm
    7. When We Escape
    8. Summer Angel
    9. Empty Party Rooms
    10. Dayglow Vista Rd
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  • VOIDS VOIDS Quick View

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    VOIDS

    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.

    1. Last Kiss
    2. Give & Take
    3. Call the Cops
    4. Invisible
    5. What About the Boat?
    6. Silver
    7. Tame Beasts
    8. Erase
    9. Robotic Heart
    10. Lighthouse
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  • Menos El Oso Menos El Oso Quick View

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    Menos El Oso

    1. The Game Needed Me
    2. Memphis & 53rd
    3. Drilling
    4. The Fix
    5. El Torrente
    6. Pachuca Sunrise
    7. Michio's Death Drive
    8. Hooray
    9. Fulfill The Dream
    10. The Pig War
    11. This Ain't A Surfin' Movie
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  • Planet of Ice Planet of Ice Quick View

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    Planet of Ice

    Remastered By Bernie Grundman


    Following the success of Highly Refined Pirates' forward-thinking guitar gymnastics and Menos El Oso's groundbreaking glitch rock, Seattle's premier pop revisionists Minus The Bear dug into some of rock music's most ostentatious years for inspiration for their 2007 album, Planet of Ice. The title alone conjures images of Yes's Relayer album art, and the influence of the elder statesmen's symphonic scope can be felt throughout Planet of Ice's lush and intricate arrangements. You can also hear the band channel the ominous instrumental interplay of Lamb-era Genesis on Dr. L'Ling, the deceptively savvy musicianship and pristine production of Steely Dan on White Mystery, and the tightrope walk between ethereal space and pre-metal riffage of Pink Floyd's Echoes on Lotus. Not that Minus The Bear completely abandoned their earlier style?elements of Menos El Oso's sample-driven technique can be heard on the lead single Knights. But the heart of the song ultimately belongs to the haunting Fripp-esque guitar lines spliced between verses. After being out of print on record since 2010, Suicide Squeeze is proud to reintroduce Planet of Ice's creative marriage of classic motifs and modern musical wizardry with a vinyl remaster courtesy of Bernie Grundman.

    1. Burying Luck
    2. Ice Monster
    3. Knights
    4. White Mystery
    5. Dr. L'Ling
    6. Part 2
    7. Throwin' Shapes
    8. When We Escape
    9. Double Vision Quest
    10. Lotus
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  • This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic Quick View

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    This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic

    To celebrate Minus the Bear's 10th Anniversary, Suicide Squeeze will issue the band's earliest recordings on vinyl. This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic is the debut album from Minus the Bear, originally released on CD in 2001. This vinyl edition is being remastered from the original tapes by the legendary Bernie Grundman, the Hollywood-based legend behind many of the industry's landmark recordings.


    1. Hey Wanna Throw Up? Get Me Naked
    2. Lemurs, Man, Lemurs
    3. Untitled
    4. Intro
    5. Just Kickin' It Like a Wild Donkey
    6. Potato Juice & Liquid Bread
    7. Pantsuit...Ugghhh
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  • Dust And Disquiet Dust And Disquiet Quick View

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    Dust And Disquiet

    Caspian present Dust & Disquiet, the band's first full length since 2012. The band returned to Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts again with producer Matt Bayless (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis) where they recorded the highly acclaimed Waking Season ("the Best Post-Rock Album of Year," said SPIN Magazine in 2012). The result showcases a maturation of the quiet/loud dynamic that Caspian has been exploring since their debut EP, You Are the Conductor. The new album reflects the many moods of post-rock from the album opener with horns and a string quartet ("Separation No. 2"), riffs on the wilder, steel-eyed side of country ("Rioseco"), all the while staying true to its epic brand of build-and-release rock ("Arcs of Command," "Dust & Disquiet").
    1. Separation No. 2
    2. Ríoseco
    3. Arcs of Command
    4. Echo and Abyss
    5. Run Dry
    6. Equal Night
    7. Sad Heart of Mine
    8. Darkfield
    9. Aeternum Vale
    10. Dust and Disquiet


    Side D
    Intentionally Blank

    Caspian
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  • Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham (Book) Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham (Book) Quick View

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    Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham (Book)


    Exclusive 7" Vinyl Record Featuring Rare Unreleased B-Sides From Manchester Orchestra And Minus The Bear


    Ryan is one of the greatest photographers working today." - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)


    "Ryan is an exceptional talent." - Hayley Williams (Paramore)


    Celebrated rock photographer Ryan Russell has announced plans to release his first travel photography book, "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham," via No Sleep Records.


    Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rock's biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham." In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.


    "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham" will also include an exclusive 7" vinyl record featuring rare unreleased B-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear, two bands that Russell has shot extensively over the last several years.


    Ryan is one of those rare photographers that can truly put you at ease while he takes superb and entirely honest photos," says Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. "A master at capturing the most fleeting and candid of moments, we always look forward to working with him so we were extremely honored to be asked to be apart of this project.

    1. Manchester Orchestra - Sure Shot
    2. Minus the Bear - Surf-N-Turf
    Minus The Bear & Manchester Orchestra
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    Book + 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
  • They Make Beer Commercials Like This They Make Beer Commercials Like This Quick View

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    They Make Beer Commercials Like This


    Colored Vinyl


    Minus the Bear and Suicide Squeeze Records are pleased to
    announce the reissue of They Make Beer Commercials Like
    This. The wildly popular release is a fan favorite and is
    Minus the Bear's biggest selling EP to date. This release has
    been re-mastered, re-packaged and expanded to include
    the bonus track "Houston, We Have Uh-Oh."

    1. Fine + 2 Pts.
    2. Let's Play Clowns
    3. Dog Park
    4. I'm Totally Not Down With Rob's Alien
    5. Hey! Is That A Ninja Up There?
    6. Pony Up!
    7. Houston, We Have Uh-Oh
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  • The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song (Pre-Order) The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song (Pre-Order)

    Clear With White Smoke Swirl Colored Vinyl


    After almost 20 years, Cursive's second album, The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of Song, has been
    remastered and will finally be available on vinyl for the first time in the US. Remastering done by Ed Brooks
    (Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Fleet Foxes, Pearl Jam) and faithful reproduction of the artwork by Grammy winning
    graphic designer, Zack Nipper. Limited edition, 180g LP is clear with white smoke swirl.

    1. The Rhyme Scheme
    2. A Career in Transcendence
    3. The Road to Financial Stability
    4. Tempest
    5. Break in the New Year
    6. Proposals
    7. Semantics of Sermon
    8. A Little Song and Dance
    9. When Summer's Over Will We Dream of Spring
    10. Northern Winds
    11. Absence Makes the Day Go Longer
    Cursive
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  • Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes (Pre-Order) Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes (Pre-Order)

    Blue With White Starburst Colored Vinyl


    After 20 years, Cursive's first record, Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes, has finally been remastered and
    reissued on glorious colored vinyl. Remastering done by Ed Brooks (Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Fleet Foxes, Pearl
    Jam) and reproduction of the artwork by Grammy winning graphic designer Zack Nipper, this is a lovingly reissued
    album sure to please Cursive fans new and old as well attract new listeners. Limited edition, 180g LP is blue with
    white starburst.

    1. After the Movies
    2. Downhill Racers
    3. Ceilings Crack
    4. The Dirt of the Vineyard
    5. Target Group
    6. Eight Light Minutes
    7. Vermont
    8. Dedication to Desertion
    9. Warped the Wood Floors
    10. Retirement
    11. The Farewell Party
    Cursive
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  • Record Store Day Split Record Store Day Split Quick View

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    Record Store Day Split

    To celebrate Record Store Day 2009, Cursive and Ladyfinger (ne) have paired up for a limited edition split 10 picture disc featuring one album track and one previously unreleased track from each band.Since Cursive burst onto the music scene with their 1997 debut album, the band has consistently and continually churned out heady albums heralded by critics and fans alike. Wrestling with life's miseries and mysteries, Mama, I'm Swollen is an album brimming with the universal, questioning the human condition, social morality, and the Peter Pan Syndrome of grown men.Dusk is Ladyfinger (ne) at the peak of their powers, with one foot in the sounds of early 70's classic rock and another in the punk and hardcore scenes of the late 80's and early 90's. Recorded once again with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Isis), this is a more diverse and refined though no less intense collection of songs than their debut.

    1. From the Hips
    2. Universal Shrug
    3. Little Things
    4. Old News
    Cursive/Ladyfinger
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  • Dragon Mouth Dragon Mouth Quick View

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    Dragon Mouth

    Following their split 7" with LA's Aeges released last October, Dust Moth now releases their debut EP, Dragon Mouth. A dense, layered genre-defying statement in six distinct movements. The band is comprised of current & former members of such influential bands as These Arms Are Snakes, Minus The Bear, Undertow, Aeges, and XVIII Individual Eyes. Taking the sound hinted at on their debut single "Toto", the band has upped the ante for themselves across the board. The songs are deceptively heavy while simultaneously lush with atmosphere, as Irene Barbaric's haunting croon floats effortlessly above it all. The album spans the emotional spectrum with some moments feeling unbearably morose and others feeling utterly triumphant. Few debut EPs sound this confident, this direct, or this special. Dragon Mouth was produced, recorded, and mixed by Matt Bayles, who is also a full time member of the band (keys). His resume is no secret, and includes such legendary bands as Isis, Mastodon, Botch, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and many more. It was then sent off to be mastered by Chris Common (Palms, Pelican, The Sword). The album will be released on March 25th via The Mylene Sheath.
    1. Pounding
    2. Cusp
    3. Selector
    4. Casual Friends
    5. Months
    6. Redbone
    Dust Moth
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    Painted

    While every bit as sonically vitriolic as their past endeavors, Painted attempts to focus its energy rather than lash out blindly. Songs like "Greenland" and "It's The Water" still weigh in with bottom-heavy instrumentation, but lyrically look towards brighter horizons. Though the band seeks to close the emotional divide it basked in on their debut, the primary meaning behind New Distances couldn't be more pertinent to the band's sophomore album. The U.S. Department of Immigration recently denied entry to Cox, forcing the recruitment of temporary guitarist Mark Holcomb (Aeges, Undertow, Shift) for Narrow's 2011 tour with Helms Alee. While the global nature of the band already limited their opportunities for touring, this additional roadblock further exacerbated the difficulties of writing and recording an album with members spread across the United Stated and Europe.


    Despite the difficulties of recording across two hemispheres, Painted sounds like a band locked into a singular vision. Matt Bayles (Mastodon, ISIS, Minus The Bear) recorded the album at Red Room Studios with Cox's guitar overdubs tracked by Wayne Pennell at Bunker Studios in Brentford, England during late night Skype sessions with the stateside members of the band. Due in part to the constraints of time and distance, Painted is a streamlined record. With eight songs clocking in at just over 27 minutes, the album wastes no time exorcising its demons. And while part of New Distances' allure stemmed from it's marriage of primal metallic hardcore with the effects-laden art rock approach of guitarists Cox and Frederiksen, Painted harnesses power from curtailing more of their experimental moments in favor of big meaty riffs and voracious tempos.

    1. Under The Guillotine
    2. TB Positive
    3. Absolute Betrayer
    4. Greenland
    5. It's The Water
    6. Face Paint
    7. Final Mass
    8. SST
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  • Errant Forms Errant Forms Quick View

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    Errant Forms

    Includes a Copy of the CD in Jacket as Well as a Pair of 3D Glasses to View the Cover.


    In February of 2009 Ladyfinger released their sophomore effort Dusk. The album bridged three decades of influence, mixing early 70's classic rock with punk and hardcore of the late 80's and early 90's. This unique fusion gained them praise (Pitchfork called Dusk's lead single 'Little Things' "all power and momentum and baldface 70's classic-rock glory") and a pack of new fans.


    After a brief time away and a lineup change, Ladyfinger (ne) began playing shows on and off in early 2010. The shows went well and by the summer of 2011 the band was revisiting unfinished songs from the Dusk sessions and writing new tracks. In May of 2012 the band found itself at ARC studios in Omaha once again recording with their longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Isis).


    Upon listening to the ten songs found on Errant Forms it's clear that the music was indeed there. Their signature mix of classic rock bombast and punk grit is back on display here in standout tracks "Galactic" and "Poison For Hire", while "Birds" paints an ominous vision of atonement over subtle guitars that slowly build until absolution is realized with the pounding drums and organ that emerge at the song's climax. Lead single "Dark Horse" is an ode to escapism that stands out for being as solemn as it is anthemic. Errant Forms adds a new level of musical nuance and lyrical breadth to Ladyfinger's already dynamic sound.

    1. Renew
    2. Birds
    3. Away Too Long
    4. Galactic
    5. Dark Horse
    6. Poison for Hire
    7. Hole in My Sole
    8. Meathead
    9. Blue Oyster
    10. He Said She Said
    Ladyfinger
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    I Am Gemini

    I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul, played out with a cast of supporting characters that includes a chorus of angels and devils, and twin sisters conjoined at the head.


    Recorded in the Summer/Fall of 2011 at Omaha, NEs ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), I Am Gemini marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, holding the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion, in order, from start to finish. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative. The moody and playfully sinister I Am Gemini is Cursives musically heaviest in years, with alternately muscular and angular guitars, pounding drums and driving bass.


    From the eerie introductory sounds of epic barnstormer This House Alive and the irresistibly catchy, insistent The Sun and Moon, to the searing Double Dead and the split personality prog-pop of Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton, to the roaring, mournful closing track Eulogy for No Name, the album is a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride.


    Cursive is the longtime trio of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums). I Am Gemini, the bands seventh LP, is the follow-up to 2009s critically praised Mama, Im Swollen.

    1. This House Alive
    2. Warmer Warmer
    3. The Sun and Moon
    4. Drunken Birds
    5. Lullaby for No Name
    6. Double Dead
    7. Gemini
    8. Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton
    9. Wowowow
    10. This House a Lie
    11. The Cat and Mouse
    12. A Birthday Bash
    13. Eulogy for No Name
    Cursive
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
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