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One day you wake up and realize you’ve been a band long enough that it’s not your first release that is a decade old, but rather your third release that is passing this milestone! That’s right friends, one of our favorite collections of MTB songs, “They Make Beer Commercials Like This” is turning ten years old this summer! In celebration, we decided to throw a party like it’s 2004 and play the EP in it’s entirety along with a smattering of other MTB classics during an exclusive two night affair in the lovely Pacific Northwest. These shows will be in Seattle at the Columbia Theater June 27; and Portland at the Doug Fir, June 29. Capacity at these venues is extremely limited so you will want to grab tickets while they last, as they are sure to sell out. It’s going to be a ton of fun so dust off your dancing shoes and don’t miss out!

Along with these shows we have a few other dates coming up for you to check out as well:

May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Party in the Park – TICKETS
June 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection – TICKETS
June 13 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph – TICKETS

“They Make Beer Commercials Like This” 10 Year Anniversary Shows:
June 27 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater – TICKETS
June 29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir – TICKETS

In other news, our longtime comrade Ryan “Roll Tide!” Russell has released his first book of photography titled “Continental Obscura” and it is gorgeous! Filled with photos of his move from Birmingham to Bellingham, it includes a limited edition split 7″ with the unreleased MTB track “Surf-N-Turf” as well as “Sure Shot”, a track from Manchester Orchestra. Be sure to support a great guy and pick it up at

If you aren’t satisfied with just one new 7″ in your collection, then boy do we have something to quench your thirst. The mighty Suicide Squeeze Records has teamed up with Fort George Brewery to offer the “Suicide Squeeze IPA”, and in celebration have released a compilation 7″ with artwork by the ever talented Jesse LeDoux. Limited to 1000 copies, it includes rare tracks from Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, Elliot Smith and Minus the Bear. Regardless of your taste in beverage we are sure you’ll find this offering refreshing and satisfying. Head over here to pick up your copy now.

That’s all for now. We’re busy preparing for more fun news that we’ll fill you in on in the near future, but in the meantime…pick up those tickets, order some vinyl and brush up on your dance moves. We’ll see you soon! xoxo – Cory

Hello everybody and happy new year!

by Darin on February 19, 2014

We have finally recouped after a busy 2013 and we’re already making plans for a fruitful year ahead. Our practice space is getting more and more use, and that means new songs are being written. Dave spent some time down at the NAMM show in Los Angeles doing some workshops with Paul Reed Smith Guitars, and came home with a boat load of new toys and gadgets that he will no doubt use to push the proverbial “musical envelope” once again. In the meantime we have a few shows coming up and will be adding more as the year progresses. On top of that, the MTB vaults have been cracked open and a bunch of “B-sides” and unreleased tracks have surfaced. Some of these tracks have been band favorites for years and we’ll be thinking of ways to let you all in on these gems at some point down the line. We’re pretty excited about it and think you’ll be stoked as well.

All in all 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year for MTB and we’re all looking forward to what’s to come! We can’t thank you enough for all of your support through the years. Whether you’ve bought our album, attended a show, worn our shirt, told a friend about us…it all means the world to us and we wouldn’t be Minus the Bear without you.

Thanks and lots of love,


Charlotte, NC + Columbia, SC

by Darin on February 18, 2014

We’ve added two shows next month.  3/14 in Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend TIX  and 3/15 @ 5 Points in Columbia, SC TIX.

Acoustics II repress

by Darin on February 14, 2014

This cool tri-color repress of ‘Acoustics II’ is available here.

Holiday Sale!

by Darin on December 19, 2013

Livestream Session this Friday, October 25!

by Darin on October 23, 2013

We’re excited to announce a special Livestream Session this Friday, October 25 at 2pm ET/11am PT!

Follow our page for updates and be sure to tune in then.

Happy Record Release Day!

by Darin on October 1, 2013

Acoustics II vinyl is now available in stores and online! Purchase the new album on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and directly from Suicide Squeeze Records.

LISTEN: Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse

Acoustics II now available on iTunes

September 10, 2013

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On Tour Now!

September 7, 2013

Get tickets to an upcoming show near you: 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 [...]

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September 5, 2013

A big thank you to everyone who was a part of our Acoustics II Pledge campaign.  We appreciate that it would not have been possible without your support. Our fans are the reason we make music and tour, so please enjoy the record and we’ll see you out on the road! – MtB

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July 11, 2013

It’s happening again. We’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on a new album, the follow-up to Acoustics, appropriately titled Acoustics II. The process of deconstructing these songs inspired us so much we wrote a couple new ones for this release. But before we put this out, we thought we’d try things a [...]

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Big announcement this week. Here’s a hint…

July 8, 2013
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April 15, 2013

Leaving for Europe and the UK in just a few days. Make sure you grab tickets.  See you soon friends!

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