Minus the Bear are eagerly anticipating the release their new album this coming Friday, March 3rd. VOIDS marks the Seattle band’s first new full-length in five years and is also their return to their original label home, the venerable Suicide Squeeze Records. Fans interested in getting one last preview of the new songs found on the album before its release later this week can stream the song “What About The Boat?”, debuted today via Billboard’s interview with Jake Snider. Minus the Bear will soon be embarking on a 29-date spring tour across North America that kicks off at SXSW 2017 and culminating in a hometown Seattle show on April 15th. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Stream “What About The Boat?” and read about VOIDS at Billboard via SoundCloud

Stream “Last Kiss” via SoundCloud / Spotify

Stream “Invisible” via SoundCloud

Pre-Order VOIDS and purchase exclusive Pre-Order bundles

via Suicide Squeeze Records and MinusTheBear.com

For the past 15 years Minus the Bear have made music on their own terms while carving out their own unique musical world, selling over 500k records in the process and playing to countless sold out crowds along the way. This isn’t to say they’re impervious to outside influence. They’ve borrowed components from a wide swath of genres—the brainy clangor of New York’s proto-punk scene, the cerebral buzz of IDM, the poptimist evaluation of hip-hop and R&B, and the grandiose visions of prog rock—but always managed to defy classification.

On their sixth album VOIDS, produced by Sam Bell (The Cribs, Weezer, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club), Minus the Bear started with a blank slate, and inadvertently found themselves applying the same starting-from-scratch strategies that fueled their initial creative process. “There was a lot of change and uncertainty,” says guitarist David Knudson. “I think the general vibe of emptiness, replacement, lacking, and longing to fill in the gaps was very present in everyones’ minds.”

Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to release VOIDS to the world on March 3rd, 2017 on CD, LP and cassette. The first pressing of the album is available on 1,000 copies of Electric Blue (Minus The Bear exclusive) vinyl, 5,000 copies of splatter colored vinyl and 5,000 copies of 180 gram black vinyl. The LP jacket features PMS inks, a die-cut cover with a printed inner sleeve and contains a download code. The cassette version is limited to 500 copies and also includes a download code.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

All dates with Beach Slang and Bayonne supporting unless otherwise noted.


10 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory * (Sand supporting instead of Bayonne)

11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot * (Sand supporting instead of Bayonne)

12 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall * (Sand supporting instead of Bayonne)

14 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

20 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

21 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

23 – Richmond, VA @ The National

24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

26 – Boston, MA @ Royale

28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

30 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

31 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House


01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

02 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

05 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

06 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

07 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

08 – San Antonio, TX @ Maverick Music Festival

10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater

13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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