Published Jul 28, 2014In addition to five albums and a handful of EPs and singles, Pacific Northwest indie rock mainstays Minus the Bear have amassed a number of one-offs, B-sides and various rarities over the years. If you're a completist and have had trouble tracking them all down, Lost Loves will make that task easy for you this fall.
Due October 7 in North America through Dangerbird and a day earlier overseas via Big Scary Monsters, the collection contains 10 rare tracks recorded at various points over the last seven years. While the songs included didn't fit the bill for 2007's Planet of Ice, 2010's Omni or 2012's Infinity Overhead, they popped up on limited 7-inches, soundtracks and a variety of other places. Additional recording and vocals were also completed for select tracks on Lost Loves.
"Inevitably some of your favourite songs are going to be cut in the necessity of creating the right sequence for that particular time," bassist Cory Murchy said in a statement. "Regardless of the reason they weren't included, it wasn't for lack of love and appreciation of the songs themselves... As a whole, this collection of songs offers as strong a package as any other album we've put together."
You can check out the tracklisting down below, and at the bottom of the page, you can find a selection of songs that appear on the comp.
Minus the Bear also revealed a fall tour schedule to help support the set and an as-yet-undetailed 10th anniversary re-release of their They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP. Though the band recently crossed into Canada for a performance at BC's Pemberton Music Festival, the upcoming dates are U.S. only.
1. Electric Rainbow
3. Broken China
4. Walk On Air
5. Patiently Waiting
6. Cat Calls & Ill Means
7. Invented Memory
8. South Side Life
9. Your Private Sky
10. The Lucky Ones
10/04 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe *
10/15 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus *
10/16 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
10/17 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre *
10/18 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts *
10/19 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
10/21 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop #
10/22 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick #
10/23 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge #
10/24 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #
10/25 Des Moines, IA - Wolly's #
10/27 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
11/01 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile !
11/20 San Francisco, CA - Slim's !
11/21 San Diego, CA - Casbah !
11/22 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse !
11/23 San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Co !
* with O'Brother
# with Young Widows
! with Mansions