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    Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:39:37

    Minus the Bear to Tour - They are crowdfunding "Acoustics II"

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    Acclaimed Seattle rock band Minus the Bear are set to release a brand new full-length album, Acoustics II, which features some of the band's best known tracks recorded very simply and acoustically in a way that showcases the kind of deft songwriting that has made the band a favorite of music fans and critics alike.

    Acoustics II showcases songs from each of the band's five previous studio albums and features two brand new tracks - "Riddles" and "The Storm."

    To support the new album's release, Minus the Bear are dusting off their road cases in preparation for a 39-city tour which kicks off on September 8 at the Launch Festival in Sacramento, CA and culminates in the band's hometown of Seattle with a November 8 date at Showbox.

    Acoustics II is really an addendum of the band's well-received Acoustics EP which was released in 2008 to a groundswell of positive support. Minus the Bear - Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), David Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (keyboards, saxophone, vocals, programming), and Erin Tate (drums & percussion) - recorded Acoustics II with longtime collaborator/producer Matt Bayles at his Red Room studio in Seattle this past Spring.

    Known for an exceedingly passionate and loyal fanbase, Minus the Bear launched the campaign for Acoustics II last month on PledgeMusic.com, a site that offers hardcore fans the ability to secure rare and unique offerings from bands. To date, Minus the Bear's PledgeMusic campaign has been a huge hit with fans - they are tracking 130% 144% over their initial goal!

    Track Listing:

    1) Riddles
    2) The Game Needed Me
    3) Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse
    4) Diamond Lightning
    5) Hooray
    6) The Storm
    7) When We Escape
    8) Summer Angel
    9) Empty Party Rooms
    10) Dayglow Vista Rd

    Tour Dates:

    9/8/13 - Sacramento, CA at Launch Festival
    9/9/13 - San Francisco, CA at Slim's**
    9/10/13 - Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda Theater**
    9/11/13 - Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern**
    9/12/13 - Las Vegas, NV at The Pool at the Cosmopolitan
    9/13/13 - Phoenix, AZ at Marquee**
    9/14/13 - Santa Fe, NM at Railyard (Tera Melos only)
    9/16/13 - Austin, TX at Emo's East**
    9/17/13 - Houston, TX at House of Blues**
    9/18/13 - New Orleans, LA at Tiptina's**
    9/19/13 - Dallas, TX at Granada**
    9/20/13 - Lawrence, KS at Granada**
    9/21/13 - Denver, CO at Riotfest
    9/22/13 - Salt Lake City, UT at The Depot**
    9/24/13 - Pomona, CA at Glass House**
    10/10/13 - Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theater*
    10/11/13 - Milwaukee, WI at The Rave*
    10/12/13 - St Louis, MO at Plush*
    10/13/13 - Indianapolis, IN at Vogue*
    10/14/13 - Dekalb, IL at Otto's*
    10/15/13 - Cleveland, OH at House of Blues*
    10/16/13 - Grand Rapids, MI at Intersection*
    10/17/13 - Chicago, IL at Metro*
    10/18/13 - Detroit, MI at Majestic*
    10/19/13 - Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre*
    10/20/13 - Toronto, ON at Opera House*
    10/22/13 - Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls*
    10/24/13 - Boston, MA at Royale*
    10/25/13 - New York, NY at Best Buy*
    10/26/13 - Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory*
    10/27/13 - Baltimore, MD at Soundstage Live*
    10/28/13 - Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club*
    10/29/13 - Richmond, VA at The National*
    10/30/13 - Asheville, NC at Orange Peel*
    11/1/13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution*
    11/2/13 - Orlando, FL at Beachum Theater*
    11/3/13 - Atlanta, GA at Masquerade*
    11/8/13 - Seattle, WA at Showbox
    ** with Tera Melos and The New Trust
    * with INVSN and Slow Bird

    For ticket info, visit minusthebear.com/tour.

    Will you be checking out stripped down Minus the Bear?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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    Tags: Minus the Bear, Matt Bayles, Jake Snider, David Knudson, Cory Murchy, Alex Rose, Erin Tate, Tera Melos, The New Trust, INVSN

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