20 October 2008
MINUS THE BEAR'S NEW SEVEN SONG EP "ACOUSTICS"
Minus the Bear revisits six songs released on their previous albums with a more organic approach. The one new track, "Guns & Ammo" starts the album off devoid of the keyboards that have become a part of the Seattle band's distinctive sound. Even so, the album still sounds very much like the band we've grown to love and it's awesome to be able to appreciate them in this new light.
Acoustics is definitely good. The difference between these new acoustic tracks and their older counterparts is surprisingly dramatic. When I first caught wind of what Acoustics was about, it smelled a bit like a cheap ploy to make some extra cash with old material (See Metallica, U2). I am very happy to report that that is not the case.
Acoustics is only available online. If you're dying to get your hands on a physical copy then you've got to check them out on tour. Lucky for you, Minus the Bear will be at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on November 13th.
If you don't live in the Phoenix area check to see when they'll be in your city on their website.