Minus the Bear

A few weeks ago, Paul dropped Minus the Bear in our Suggestion Box, describing the Seattle outfit as “catchy and upbeat.” We all need a little catchy and upbeat now and again, and most of the time MTB works it in a fresh, complex way. Check out the pop hooks on “Pachuca Sunrise,” my favorite among these, off the 2005 release Menos el Oso. You can practically see the rays of sunshine filling your room. If you’re looking for something a bit heavier, though, “Dr. L’Ling” and “Drilling” (featuring Minneapolis rapper P.O.S.) the former off the upcoming Planet Of Ice, due in August, give you plenty of noise, thick guitars and heavy drums. Either way, heavy or light, thank Paul for the Minus the Bear tip.


  • Chelsea

    Hey guys! You should really check out this awesome remix of the Peter Bjorn and John song "Young Folks." It's done by none other than Kanye West! I'm sure you won't be diasppointed!

  • Mike Mirza

    Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm really surprised that a blog so heavily ingrained in the deep underground of music is just now discovering MTB. They're like… for sale at Wal-Mart. But either way, it's great stuff.

  • Listened to Monkey! Knife! Fight! and it sounds pretty good, i like the dynamics in the song.

  • scott

    uMMM drilling is on one of there old albums and p.o.s only remixed it for there remix cd of menos el oso do some research before you right reviews

  • smith

    I love MINUS THE BEAR! I can't wait for the new record!

  • rick

    to correct you, the Drilling version you have posted is from their remix album "Interpretationes del Oso" and is NOT on Planet Of Ice. Dr. L'Ling, however, is.