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MTB Prep New Album, Remix CD out Feb. 20

Minus The Bear have entered the studio to record their follow-up to 2005's "Menos El Oso," tentatively titled "Planet Of Ice." The band will record with Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon), the group's former synth op, who left the band a year ago to focus on production.

"So far, we are working on roughly 14 tracks and are still working on finishing up a few more," says guitarist David Knudson.

"We're substantially done with writing and the music sounds very organic to me," adds frontman Jake Snider. "We've been on this intense musical journey the past few months and this new record is going to be expansive... but catchy. Everything is bigger and seems, at least to me, more dramatic than the last record."

"Planet Of Ice" is scheduled for a summer release on Suicide Squeeze; in the interim, MTB fans can look forward to "Interpretaciones Del Oso", the band's remix record, which will be released Feb. 20.

15/Jan/'07

MTB in Subterranean's Top 10 Videos for '06

Thanks to everyone for voting "Pachuca Sunrise" into Subterranean's Top 10 Videos for 2006! The episode airs this Sunday night on MTV2.

13/Dec/'06

London--Dec 6th nearly sold out!

The final show of our Fall 06 tour in London is rapidly approaching sell out! Get your tickets quick before it's too late! Thank you to everyone for making this our best tour ever and helping us have a truly fantastic year.

5/Dec/'06

Vote for "Pachuca Sunrise" on MTV2!

“Pachuca Sunrise” is up for voting on Subterranean’s Best of 2006! The top 10 voted videos will be played on the 12/17/06 episode of Subterranean. Go to mtv2.com to vote for us!

28/Nov/'06

Watch MTB live in Amsterdam--Nov 30th

Our show at the Melkveg will be streamed on fabchannel.com this Saturday, November 30th. Webcast begins at 21:45 Central European Time. Check the link for more information and your local time.

28/Nov/'06

UK Tour Begins!

Well, it's finally time to cross the pond again and we're all very excited! Make sure to check out the shows page for info, as some shows have been moved to bigger venues. We can't wait to melt your faces off! See ya'll soon...

24/Nov/'06

Seattle Show...

...November 16th at Neumo's with the great Slender Means and Sirens Sisters. Get yr tix here.

13/Oct/'06

Tour Begins Tomorrow!

Hola! Our 2006 Fall Tour begins tomorrow in Chicago. Check out the shows page to see when we'll be near you... Also, a Manchester date has been added to the UK Tour on December 5th. See you soon!

4/Oct/'06

UK/Holland/Belgium Dates Confirmed!

Finally, we cross the Atlantic again! November 25th through December 6th we'll be in ye olde country. Dates in the shows page.

29/Sep/'06

Charlottesville, VA Date Added...

...Sunday, October 15th at the Starr Hill Music Hall.

7/Sep/'06

Madison, WI Show Added...

...at the Loft, Friday October 6th.

5/Sep/'06

San Diego Show added...

We'll be at Porter's Pub on the UC San Diego Campus Monday, November 6th. This show is all ages and open to the public. Get yr tickets here.

22/Aug/'06

Fall 2006 Tour Dates!

We're happy to announce our Fall 2006 US Headlining Tour, October 5th through November 11th! Many dates are posted now, we'll have more up later this week. This time out we are taking some ridiculously awesome bands. P.O.S., the Velvet Teen, and Russian Circles will be joining us for the entire trek across the country. Presale tickets go onsale this Saturday, July 29th!... UK tour dates announced soon as well!

24/Jul/'06

Pachuca Sunrise Debuts on MTV2

Our video for Pachuca Sunrise will debut on MTV2's Subterranean this Sunday (7/2) at 1am. Hi dads!

28/Jun/'06

Live on The End This Friday

We'll be performing live on Seattle radio station 107.7 The End this Friday, June 30th. Catch the first of two songs around 6:15 pm PST. Streaming audio is available on their website.

26/Jun/'06

MTB Headline Suicide Squeeze Anniversary

Our glorious record label, Suicide Squeeze, is having a big ass 10 Year Anniversary party at Neumo's in Seattle June 29 - July 1st! Three nights of great music with Black Heart Procession, Hella, Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, and many, many more. We're playing the last night along with Earlimart, Headphones, Metal Hearts, and MC Eugene Mirman. GET TICKETS!

19/Jun/'06

Capitol Hill Block Party...

We'll be playing the Block Party in Seattle this year, Saturday July 29th. For more info go here.

7/Jun/'06

Thanks for a great tour...

Thanks to all who came out to see us over the past three months. We had a wonderful time and we can't wait to see you all again really soon...

26/May/'06

Winners and Anniversaries...

Thanks to all who voted for us in Seattle Weekly's Music Awards, crowning us the Best Indie Band in the city. Check out the results!

Our bitchin' record label, Suicide Squeeze, is celebrating their 10th anniversary with 3 kick ass shows June 29th to July 1st. Check out suicidesqueeze.net for details. I wonder who the "Very Special Guests" are on the July 1st show???

10/May/'06

Hedgpeth Fest In Wisconsin!

We're excited to announce we're playing the Hedgpeth Festival in Twin Lakes, WI this year along with the Flaming Lips, They Might Be Giants, the Go! Team and many more to be announced. The fest is two days, we'll be playing the first day, Friday July 28th. See you there...

8/May/'06

Spring 2006 Tour Continues Tomorrow!

The second leg of our Spring 2006 Tour kicks off tomorrow in Kelowna, BC. We'll be traversing the Great White North before meeting up with Thursday in Boston for the remainder of the Shirts for a Cure Tour. We're really excited to play some headlining dates too... Check the shows page and come out and dance along!

Also, don't forget you can get all our music from Minus the Bear - Menos el Oso , your local record store, or from Insound.com. Thanks to everyone for your support and we'll see all you ninjas soon!

13/Apr/'06

Pachuca Sunrise Video!

Check out our awesome new video for Pachuca Sunrise, directed by Britta Johnson and Issara Willenskomer for FAD. Check it out here, or visit the Media page for more file types. Special thanks to our dads and Vanessa for producing!

28/Mar/'06

Headlining Philly Show At TLA 5/4

Yo! We've just added a show in Philly at the TLA on May 4th. Get yr tickets here.

15/Mar/'06

Spring Tour '06 Begins Today!

Yay! We'll see you all soon. Watch out for a song from the Planet of Ice!

3/Mar/'06

Even More Dates & Pachuca Video News!

Brooklyn, Cleveland, Montreal and a few more headlining dates have been added. Check out the shows page or MySpace for details. Also, our good buddies over at FAD have just completed filming the "Pachuca Sunrise" video. It's being edited at the moment and we'll have it up on the site mid to late March. Check out the pics on the photo page. It's gonna be sweet!

1/Mar/'06

More Headlining Dates!

Denver, Kelowna, and Toronto... Are you ready to party?! Yes!

24/Feb/'06

Small Spring Tour Update

We've added a few more shows including a headlining show in LA at Spaceland. Get yr tix fast, it'll sell out quick! Also, new shows in Baltimore, Vancouver, and Allentown, PA on the Thursday tour. Thanks to everyone that helped out in Japan for making the tour so much fun!

12/Feb/'06

Japan!!!

We'll see you in a few hours.

2/Feb/'06

Shirts for a Cure tour with Thursday!

Even more dates have been added to our seemingly endless North American Spring tour. (Watch out Canada!) Most of the second leg of the Thursday/Shirts for a Cure tour is posted, still a few more shows to update in the coming weeks. Tickets for most shows are on sale now. Get 'em while they're hot!

20/Jan/'06

Showbox -- Sold Out

It's gonna be bitchin' like my Camaro.

18/Jan/'06

US Tour Dates Announced!

We're at it again, this time starting on the west coast in early March with the following unfuckwitable bands: Appleseed Cast, Rocky Votolato, and Crystal Skulls! It's going to be a doozy for sure. The dates are in our shows section. We are still working on a few dates, so keep an eye out for a show your town!

5/Jan/'06

New Video, Tour to SXSW for 2006

Following the jaunt to Japan the band will be promoting their new single, Pachuca Sunrise, by touring all year and releasing a new video. The band has also confirmed their headlining slot at this years SXSW and a full tour leading up to the showcase with Appleseed Cast and Crystal Skulls in support [dates TBA].

2/Jan/'06

Japanese Tour Dates announced!

MTB will embark on their second Japanese tour this February. Tour dates.

2/Jan/'06

Matt bayles leaving (we'll miss you dude)...

Minus the Bear keyboardist Matt Bayles will be leaving the band he has played in since its inception to focus on record production work. His growing workload along with the increasing time requirements of MTB forced him to make a decision and, though saddened, the band wish Matt the best. Matt's last show will be at the Showbox, January 28th.

2/Jan/'06

Vote for Menos el Oso!

Voting for KEXP's top 90.3 albums of the year is going on now. Cast your vote for "Menos el Oso" here!

15/Dec/'05

Tour Merchandise Now Available online

We've just added a bunch of designs from the last tour to our online store. Xmas gifts for all!

13/Dec/'05

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