Archive for September, 2009


[News] Minus the Bear Reveal Album and Tour Details


Planet of Ice Promo

Seattle’s Minus the Bear have completely wrapped up their still untitled follow-up to 2007’s Planet of Ice. In a statement to the Alternative Press, guitarist Dave Knudson claimed that the album “has more scope than the past records” and that “some songs are more poppy and immediate while others expand on the complexities we’re known for”. A 7″ (or digital download) featuring the album track “Into The Mirror” and a B-side “Broken China” will be released on October 27th. Additionally, the band will embark on a two month American tour that brings them dangerously close to Atlantic Canada on November 18th. See you there?

Minus The Bear On Tour:

Oct 5 — Bellingham, WA — The Nightlight
Oct 6 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
Oct 10 — Seattle, WA — Pyramid Brewery
Oct 15 — New York City — The Gramercy Theater
Oct 30 — Eugene, OR — WOW Hall
Oct 31 — Orangevale, CA — The Boardwalk
Nov 1 — San Luis Obispbo — Downtown Brew
Nov 2 — Solana Beach — Belly Up Tavern
Nov 3 — Pomona, CA — Glass House
Nov 4 — Flagstaff, AZ — Orpheum Theater
Nov 6 — Fort Worth, TX — The Door
Nov 7 — Pharr, TX — Jagz
Nov 8 — San Antonio, TX — White Rabbit
Nov 10 — Birmingham, AL — Workplay Theatre
Nov 11 — Orlando, FL — Firestone
Nov 12 — Athens, GA — 40 Watt Club
Nov 13 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
Nov 14 — West Chester, PA — The Note
Nov 15 — Farmingdale, NY — The Crazy Donkey
Nov 17 — Syracuse, NY — Westcott Theatre
Nov 18 — Portland, ME — Port City Music Hall
Nov 19 — Northampton, MA — Pearl Street
Nov 20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Small’s Theatre
Nov 21 — DeKalb, IL — Otto’s Nightclub
Nov 22 — Des Moines, IA — People’s Court
Nov 23 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theatre
Nov 25 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep
Nov 27 — Salt Lake City, UT — In the Venue
Nov 28 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory


[Interview] Crissi Cochrane


Crissi Cochrane

The Halifax based singer/songwriter Crissi Cochrane was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about influences and song writing, and drops a few clues about some of the people she has been collaborating with for her upcoming debut album.

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[News] Stream Matthew Good’s New Album, Vancouver



Matthew Good has made his entire new album, named after and influenced by his home city of Vancouver, available to all with an internet connection. Hear it here.