by Andrew Sacher


Minus the Bear will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP this year, and in honor of that they'll be giving the EP, along with 2007's Planet of Ice LP, a reissue on September 30 via Suicide Squeeze (pre-order). Beer Commercials came out in between MTB's two most classic full lengths, 2002's Highly Refined Pirates and 2005's Menos El Oso, and, like those albums, it contains some of their most essential songs from the early years. Planet of Ice meanwhile, is their proggiest and most experimental record to date. Revisit streams of both releases, below.

As discussed, Minus the Bear are also going on a tour this year, and that tour will be in support of both their new rarities album, Lost Loves, (coming 10/7 via Dangerbird) and the tenth anniversary of Beer Commercials. The tour hits NYC for previously-announced shows at Saint Vitus on October 15 and Gramercy Theatre on October 17. Both are sold out.

All tour dates are listed, with those streams, below...


Minus the Bear - They Make Beer Commercials Like This

Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice

Minus the Bear -- 2014 Tour Dates
SAT SEP 20 - West Hollywood CA, Sunset Strip Music Festival w/ Crosses, Kaiser
TUE OCT 14 - Pittsburgh PA, Club Cafe w/ O'Brother
WED OCT 15 - Brooklyn NY, Saint Vitus
THU OCT 16 - Boston MA, The Sinclair w/ O'Brother
FRI OCT 17 - New York NY, Gramercy Theatre w/ O'Brother
SAT OCT 18 - Philadelphia PA, Underground Arts - Wolf Building w/ O'Brother
SUN OCT 19 - Washington DC, Rock & Roll Hotel w/ O'Brother
TUE OCT 21 - Cleveland OH, Grog Shop w/ Young Widows
WED OCT 22 - Detroit MI, Magic Stick w/ Young Widows
THU OCT 23 - Chicago IL, Bottom Lounge w/ Young Widows
FRI OCT 24 - Minneapolis MN, Triple Rock w/ Young Widows
SAT OCT 25 - Des Moines IA, Wooly's w/ Young Widows
MON OCT 27 - Denver CO, Marquis Theatre
SAT NOV 1 - Seattle WA, The Crocodile w/ Mansions
THU NOV 20 - San Francisco CA, Slim's w/ Mansions
FRI NOV 21 - San Diego CA, Casbah w/ Mansions
SAT NOV 22 - Pomona CA, Glass House w/ Mansions
SUN NOV 23 - San Luis Obispo CA, SLO Brewing Company w/ Mansions