Today one of Seattle’s finest rock bands, Minus The Bear, announced the release of their new album Omni. It is coming out on Dangerbird Records (the bands new label!) on May 4th. Joe Chiccarelli produced the album for the band. He has produced for the likes of The White Stripes & My Morning Jacket in the past. The press release described the new album sounding a little something like this:
Omni showcases the quintet’s remarkable gift to craft visionary and gripping compositions, and with the assistance of Chiccarelli, revealing new layers in their songwriting as they pursue the next level in their inimitable musical style. With the exploration of erotic themes and fascinating tales of human sexual relationships, Omni is a riveting new album of rich soundscapes illustrated by Minus The Bear’s trademark precision and tremendous growth as artistic lyricists and songwriters. With deep bass lines, mesmerizing syncopated guitar riffs, provocative lyrics and stimulating keyboards, Omni explodes with a bursting energy and unpredictable experimentation. From lead-off single, My Time, which explores the band’s widescreen synth rock, to the punch of dueling guitars and keyboards on The Thief, from the intense psychedelicia ofÂ Animal Backwards to the driving rock of Hold Me Down, Omni continues Minus The Bear’s shape-shifting evolution and is a culmination ofÂ their past influences and present inspirations.
That sure is one way to get me excited for a record!
The band will begin a 6 week tour of North America on April 21st. I think that Minus The Bear will really come together very strongly on Omni. This could be a deadly album from a band that has been ready to really break out there for a bit. They have a really strong cult following, but I think they are ready to move things to the next level!