Friday, September 23, 2011

Minus the Bear 10 Year Anniversary Prize Pack

As you may already know, the indie-alt outfit Minus The Bear will be embarking on a 10-year anniversary tour where they will be performing their 2002 debut full-length, Highly Refined Pirates, in full. Today we get to bring you the news that they will also be reissuing their first EP and LP.

Suicide Squeeze will be reissuing both MTB's debut EP, This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic, and their debut full-length, Highly Refined Pirates, on limited edition vinyl and cassette (yes cassette, as in what you probably have MC Hammer's Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em' on.

The EP has never been released on vinyl before and their debut LP, which has been out of print for three years, has also never been available on vinyl. Both reissues have been remastered for vinyl by Bernie Grundman (Carol King's Tapestry, Steely Dan's Aja, Michael Jackson's Thriller, Prince's Purple Rain, and Dr. Dre's The Chronic.

Here are the quantities and formats that the reissues will be available in:
The vinyl will be available beyond the ltd. ed. runs, but not as 180 gram.
The cassettes will not be repressed.

Enter to win Minus The Bear’s catalog from Suicide Squeeze

Upcoming tour dates:
4-Oct-11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
5-Oct-11 Salt Lake City,UT In the Venue
6-Oct-11 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
7-Oct-11 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
8-Oct-11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
10-Oct-11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
11-Oct-11 Chicago, IL Metro
12-Oct-11 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
13-Oct-11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
14-Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
15-Oct-11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
16-Oct-11 Boston, MA Royale NightClub
18-Oct-11 New York, NY Webster Hall
20-Oct-11 Richmond, VA The National
21-Oct-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
22-Oct-11 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
23-Oct-11 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
24-Oct-11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Ballroom
25-Oct-11 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
26-Oct-11 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
28-Oct-11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
29-Oct-11 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
30-Oct-11 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues – Las Vegas
31-Oct-11 Silverlake, CA The Satellite
1-Nov-11 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
2-Nov-11 San Diego, CA SOMA
3-Nov-11 Pomona, CA Glass House
4-Nov-11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
7-Nov-11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
8-Nov-11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11-Nov-11 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market