Posted in music on August 16, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

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Minus the Bear

As discussed, math-emo vets Minus the Bear are releasing Acoustics II this year, the sequel to 2008's Acoustics EP, which gave us acoustic versions of older MTB favorites and one new one. The new album, among other things, gives us an acoustic version one of their most classic songs/live staple, "Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse." Check out the newly arranged version of the track, which makes its premiere in this post, below.

Minus the Bear's previously discussed tour brings them to NYC on October 26 at Best Buy Theater for a show with INVSN and Slow Bird. Tickets for that show are still available.

Song stream below...


Minus the Bear - "Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse" (Acoustic)

Minus the Bear -- 2013 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##
10/23/13 - New Haven, CT at Toad's##
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

**w/ Tera Melos and The New Trust
##w/ INVSN and Slow Bird




Comments (15)

The article says NY the 26th...the line up says the 25th...hmmm

Posted by Tracey | August 16, 2013 4:45 PM

this song hands fucking dong hard

Posted by hang dong | August 16, 2013 4:47 PM

ha! "math-emo"

Posted by Michael | August 16, 2013 5:17 PM

How they managed to butcher their own song is a testament to how awful this band has become

Posted by Jason | August 16, 2013 6:09 PM

I change my mind, it's actually pretty fuckin awesome!

Posted by Jason | August 16, 2013 7:54 PM

They should change the name to Jesus The Bear from that photo LOL.

Someone PLEASE photoshop that pic with him on a crucifix wearing a crown of thorns.

Posted by D | August 17, 2013 10:07 AM

1007 yea no

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 5:29 PM

ha! "math-emo"

Posted by E3lanat | August 20, 2013 12:40 PM

I've been waiting for this. :*

Posted by Carsyn | August 24, 2013 12:01 AM

It appears to me that the old man is the guy's father. The old man also seems to be maybe changing his will to not include his son anymore? Also, at the very end the old man is hunched over the guy checking on him (and maybe even mourning?) while the girl stands back.

Posted by Jayden | February 9, 2014 10:12 AM

I think that OMNI was a mature record that reached out to a more diverse crowd. this is just flat out not as good. it doesnt even have as much pop appeal as omni, so what does it really have? simplicity?

Posted by Felix | February 13, 2014 8:38 AM

You have good tastes, post more cool albums! and thanks.

Posted by Fabian | May 12, 2014 4:26 AM

Humans are confusing... Having said that I'm off to check out more of this band.

Posted by Helena | May 30, 2014 11:53 AM

I really want Minus The Bear to release a brand new album, all these songs are great but they're mostly just B-sides from past albums

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