Big Scary Monsters Release New Minus the Bear Album
Big Scary Monsters are delighted to announce the release of ‘Infinity Overhead’, the new album from Minus the Bear. The veteran Seattle-based fivesome have reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft.
Previous album ‘Omni’ saw the band experimenting with more electronic based textures, but ‘Infinity Overhead’ see’s them move back into the territory where they made such a name for themselves; intelligent, big sounding guitar based anthems. As singer/guitarist Jake Snider succinctly puts it: “We didn’t go anywhere, but we’re back”.
There’s the usual chugging power chords, string bending, finger tapping, searing fretwork and circular riffs that the band is known for but while the album also features some of Minus The Bear’s most complex guitar playing to date, it is also their most accessible, filled to the brim with big pop hooks and catchy choruses.
Minus the Bear will be playing London’s Heaven on 17th August. ‘Infinity Overhead’ is released on 3rd September.
Get a taster of the album by listening to ‘Lonely Gun’