Minus The Bear has been around for 13 years now, but it still seems a little early for the band to be releasing an odds-and-ends record. Yet here one is: Lost Loves will collect an album’s worth of songs that didn’t make it onto the prog-inflected indie-rock group’s last three full-lengths, 2007’s Planet Of Ice, 2010’s Omni, and 2012’s Infinity Overhead. One of those songs—“The Lucky Ones,” recorded during the Infinity Overhead sessions—is being debuted here. Smooth, cool, and teeming with atmospheric melody, it’s as good as anything Minus The Bear has officially committed to record over the past few years.
Lost Loves will be released October 7 via Dangerbird Records.
Minus The Bear tour 2014
September 20—Sunset Strip Music Festival—Los Angeles, California
October 14—Club Café—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 16—The Sinclair—Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 17—Gramercy Theatre—New York, New York
October 18—Underground Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 19—Rock & Roll Hotel—Washington, D.C.
October 21—Grog Shop—Cleveland, Ohio
October 22— Magic Stick—Detroit, Michigan
October 23—Bottom Lounge—Chicago, Illinois
October 24—Triple Rock—Minneapolis, Minneapolis
October 25—Wolly’s—Des Moines, Iowa
October 27—Marquis Theatre—Denver, Colorado
November 1—The Crocodile—Seattle, Washington
November 20—Slim’s—San Francisco, California
November 21—Casbah—San Diego, California
November 22—Glasshouse—Pomona, California
November 23—SLO Brewing Co.—San Luis Obispo, California