What happened to Minus the Bear?
Seattle indie rock outfit Minus the Bear will break up after 17 years following a farewell tour and a final EP, set for release this fall. Seattle indie rock outfit Minus the Bear will split after 17 years following a farewell tour this fall and a new EP, Fair Enough, out October 19th via Suicide Squeeze.
Is Minus the Bear still a band?
Minus the Bear was an American indie rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 2001, and comprising members of Botch, Kill Sadie, and Sharks Keep Moving. On July 17, 2018, the band announced their retirement and accompanying farewell tour. Their final live performance was December 16, 2018, at The Showbox in Seattle.
How did Minus the Bear get their name?
Band name. The name “Minus the Bear” comes from an in-joke among the band members, referring to the 1970s television series B. J. and the Bear. “A friend of the band had gone on a date,” explained singer-guitarist Jake Snider, “and one of us asked him afterwards how the date went.
Where is the band Minus the Bear from?
Yesterday on their Facebook page, Seattle’s Minus the Bear announced that drummer Erin Tate has left the group “due to personal and creative differences.” On his Twitter, Tate wrote, “No bad blood with the guys. I love all 4 of them as much as my REAL brother. I wish nothing but the best for all.
Is Minus the Bear Math Rock?
No, because math – rock is not defined as “anything that isn’t 4/4.” This genre did not invent odd time signatures. I’ve always imagined Highly Refined Pirates as having math rock roots. Who cares? The whole concept of a genre is mostly contrived anyway.
What genre is Minus the Bear?
Originally seen as the back cover artwork for the album, History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One, these bears, conceived and drawn by Bob Thomas, have become iconic imagery for the Grateful Dead. The bears are a reference to Owsley “Bear” Stanley who produced and engineered History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One.
What defines math rock?
Math rock is “a rhythmically complex, often guitar-based, style of experimental rock and indie rock … characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures (including irregular stopping and starting), counterpoint, odd time signatures, angular melodies, and extended, often dissonant, chords.” (