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Minus the Bear

by Metroland Staff on September 20, 2012


“Is it Daft Punk???” one commenter posted on the YouTube page for “Lonely Gun,” the first single from Minus the Bear’s new record Infinity Overhead. Jake Snider’s vocal presence makes the answer to this question an easy no, but the reference is an apt one. For their fifth full-length, the Seattle band has opened up their prog-heavy guitar figures to elements reminiscent of electronica. Some on YouTube were bemoaning the transition, but we were too excited listening to the envelope-filtered guitars working towards a near dubstep drop to care. They’ll be in town with Cursive and Caspian. (Sept. 26, 8 PM, $18, 1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012)