Monday, February 16, 2009

Minus the Bear- Rarities

I have a few things here so bear with me. First up is a bootleg of a 2003 concert. The quality on it is excellent as well as the set list. The songs played from their Beer Commercials ep ("Hey Is that...", "Dog Park", "Fine + 2 Pts.") sound especially solid. The only downside to this recording is that one the end of some of the songs there are long spaces after a song finishes and the crowd is just talking. I did take out one track from the concert so that the folder wouldn't be too big, but it was the space between the set and the encore so it shouldn't be a big deal.

Genre: Math-Rock/ Experimental/ Indie
Similar Artists: Portugal. The Man, Juno, Sharks Keep Moving
Key Tracks: "Get Me Naked...", "Hey Is That...", "Women We Haven't Met Yet"
Track Listing:
1. Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!!
2. Spritz!!! Spritz!!!
3. Get Me Naked 2: The Electric Boogaloo
4. Hey! Is That A Ninja Up There?
5. Thanks For The Killer Game of Crisco Twister
6. Let's Play Guitar In A Five Guitar Band
7. Dog Park
8. Women We Haven't Met Yet
9. (the one I didn't include)
10. Fine + 2 Pts.
11 Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse

Next up are the Planet of Ice bonus tracks that came with the first issue of the cd. All four of the songs are pretty solid, especially "Electric Rainbow" and "Knights (P.O.S. Remix)". It's definitely worth the download but if you don't have POI already I'd go out and get that because it kicks major ass.

Track Listing:
1. Electric Rainbow
2. Patiently Waiting
3. Knights (P.O.S. Remix)
4. Ice Monster (Demo)

This is the singer of MtB's old band Sharks Keep Moving. They are a lot more chill and jazzy than MtB but in a good way. It's also much more music driven like The Appleseed Cast, whenever Jake wants to throw some lyrics out there he does. This is a 3 song ep entitled Pause and Clause. I know that another one of their eps is up on iTunes but for their full length and this one I have know idea how to purchase them because I believe the record label shut down. I have the full length and if you want it just ask. I could also get the other ep if you want.

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Genre: Indie/ Experimental
Similar Artists: Minus the Bear, Maps & Atlases, Don Caballero
Track Listing:
1. Tied to The Tracks
2. Like A River
3. Pause and Clause

1 comment:

  1. I love sharks , could you post the full length! thank you!