Minus the Bear To Release Limited Edition ‘Infinity Overhead’ Package To Record Stores
Originally only available through the band's website, Minus the Bear will be making the limited edition Ultimate Book package for their fifth studio LP, Infinity Overhead, available at select record stores on Black Friday, November 23. The beautifully crafted box set, which is limited to 1,000 numbered copies and retails for $69.98, consists of a deluxe 16-page hardcover book containing 180-gram black vinyl, CD, and an autographed lithograph. This ultimate edition will be available at independent record stores all across the country including Amoeba (Hollywood), Waterloo Records (Austin), Sonic Boom (Seattle) and Newbury Comics (Boston) among many others.
Minus the Bear have just returned home to Seattle following an exhaustive three-month American headline tour. The 45-date run, which saw them play in some of the biggest venues of their 11-year career, concluded with a live performance on Seattle's KEXP and a triumphant packed to the rafters sold out hometown show at The Showbox at The Market. Reviews of the tour were nothing short of glowing for the veteran musicians who showcased their incredible musicianship and beloved songbook with a lengthy set that spanned the band's five full-length albums and multiple EPs. "The band proved its mastery, showing off what happens when you stick to it and treat music like a craft.," exclaimed Phoenix New Times, while Broward Palm Beach New Times declared: "From the minute that Minus the Bear took the stage, there was never a lull in their set or in the room's energy." PunkNews.org succinctly said: "there's no denying they still know damn well how to get an audience moving, and continue to treat their impressive song catalog with ever-so-slightly deviations that keep them fresh for the live setting."
Minus the Bear's latest tour is in support of their acclaimed new album, Infinity Overhead, which was released August 28 on Dangerbird Records. The band's fifth full-length album was produced by longtime producer and former founding member Matt Bayles and has been called a return to form for its focus back on the intense and intricate guitar playing that put the band on the map. "Infinity Overhead sees Minus The Bear not just returning to form with a gritty, guitar-heavy record - they're mastering it," proclaimed Alternative Press. Meanwhile, Huffington Post described it as "a straightforward, yet brawny, pop album catalyzed by Minus the Bear's signature penchant for guitar athletics and progressive grooves," while CMJ remarked: "'Cold Company' brings Infinity Overhead to a close with serious force. Its guitars are huge, its drums are pounding, and it sums up the record perfectly: dark, sexy and gargantuan."
While the band is done touring for the year, they will now get to work preparing the video for the album's second single, "Listing," and are getting ready to announce more touring to take place early next year.