Minus the Bead LEAD

As an admitted late-comer to the Minus the Bear fan club, the group’s last album, Omni, was the first I’d ever listened to. It was only after falling in love with the release, the group’s first since signing to Silverlake-based Dangerbirds Records, that I realized what a departure it was from the band’s previous efforts. Fans who were looking for a more classic Minus the Bear sound on Omni will no doubt be happy to hear the band talk about a return to their “comfort zone” in the recently released studio video as they record Omni’s follow-up, Infinity Overhead.

Minus the Bear announced a series of pre-order packages on their website today, as well as fall tour dates with Tim Kasher’s Cursive. Tickets for the general public go on sale on this Friday, but if you pick yours up during the fan-exclusive presale going on now (including tickets to the group’s November 9th stop at Club Nokia), you’ll instantly receive a download of a four-song Minus the Bear tour EP. That should hold you over until Infinity Overhead is released on August 28th.


*This is a conceptual rendering. Actual art and items are subject to change.

Ultimate Book Package – $84.99

  • Exclusive deluxe 16-page hard cover book containing 180-gram black vinyl, CD, turntable slip mat, and autographed lithograph. limited to 1,000 numbered copies
  • 10 lucky fans will each receive the one-of-a-kind handwritten lyric pages to each of the 10 songs on the record – autographed by Jake
  • Exclusive t-shirt on your choice of Mens (Heather Black Crew Neck) or Unisex (Tri-Indigo V-Neck) American Apparel
  • 24-bit lossless vinyl rip by Minus the Bear
  • Digital album (Apple Lossless, FLAC, or 320k MP3 format)
  • Instant download of “Diamond Lightning”

Vinyl and T-Shirt Package – $39.99

  • 180-gram clear vinyl
  • Exclusive t-shirt on your choice of Mens (Heather Black Crew Neck) or Unisex (Tri-Indigo V-Neck) American Apparel
  • Turntable slip mat
  • Digital album (320k MP3 format)
  • Instant download of “Diamond Lightning”

CD and T-Shirt Package – $29.99

  • Exclusive t-shirt on Mens (Heather Black Crew Neck) or Unisex (Tri-Indigo V-Neck) American Apparel
  • Digipak CD
  • Digital album (320k MP3 format)
  • Instant MP3 download of “Diamond Lightning”

Digital and T-Shirt Package – $24.99

  • Exclusive t-shirt on Mens (Heather Black Crew Neck) or Unisex (Tri-Indigo V-Neck) American Apparel
  • Digital album (320k MP3 format)
  • Instant MP3 download of “Diamond Lightning”

Digital Only Package – $9.99

  • Digital album (320k MP3 format)
  • Instant MP3 download of “Diamond Lightning”

Minus the Bear Tour Dates:

09/10 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
09/11 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge & Casino
09/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater *#
09/14 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *#
09/15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest *#
09/16 – Iowa City, IA – The Blue Moose Tap House *#
09/17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre *#
09/18 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection *#
09/19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *#
09/20 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall *#
09/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *#
09/22 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater *
09/23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *#
09/25 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore *#
09/26 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall *#
09/27 – Boston, MA – Royale Night Club *#
09/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *#
09/29 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre *#
09/30 – Richmond, VA – The National *#
10/01 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre *#
10/21 – Gainesville, FL – Florida Theatre *^
10/22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *^
10/23 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater *^
10/24 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *^
10/25 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *^
10/26 – St. Louis, MO – Plush *^
10/27 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club *^
10/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *^
10/29 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note *^
10/30 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *^
11/01 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *^
11/02 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival *^
11/03 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues *^
11/04 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s *^
11/05 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall *^
11/06 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *^
11/07 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club *^
11/08 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee *^
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia at L.A. Live *^
11/10 – Pomona, CA – Glass House *^
11/11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *^
11/13 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom *^
11/14 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *^
11/16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *^
11/17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market *^

* w/ Cursive
# w/ Caspian
^ w/ Girl In A Coma

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