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Exclusive: Download a New Minus the Bear Song


Minus the Bear’s previous efforts seemed very dependent on all things plugged in, from the synthesizers that deepen their sound to the electric guitars through which the Seattle outfit builds their layered, detail-laden prog pop. But after a stripped down recording session this summer for proved their versatility with acoustic instruments, Minus the Bear recorded unplugged versions of six of their best-known songs, plus one new tune, for an EP which comes out tomorrow, just in time for the band’s lengthy fall tour.

For one week only, exclusively on, you can download that new song, “Guns & Ammo.” The Acoustics EP is available digitally starting tomorrow on iTunes and Amazon; if you want the physical version, the only place to get it is at one of the band’s upcoming shows — check out the dates below.

Now Hear This: Minus the Bear, “Guns & Ammo”(DOWNLOAD MP3)

Minus the Bear fall tour dates:
October 8, Spokane, WA (Service Station)
October 9, Missoula, MT (The Other Side)
October 10, Casper, WY (American Legion Hall)
October 11, Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre)
October 12, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)
October 13, Iowa City, IA (The Picador)
October 15, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theatre)
October 16, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom)
October 17, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
October 18, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
October 19, Detroit, MI (The Majestic)
October 20, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
October 21, Boston, MA (Wilbur Theatre)
October 22, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
October 23, Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
October 24, Providence, RI (Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel)
October 25, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
October 26, Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
October 28, Richmond, VA (The National)
October 29, Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theatre)
October 30, Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
October 31, Knoxville, TN (Bijou Theatre)
November 1, Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
November 2, Gainesville, FL (Rion Ballroom)
November 3, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)
November 4, Lake Buena Vista, FL (House of Blues)
November 5, Jacksonville, FL (Freebird Live)
November 7, New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
November 8, Houston, TX (House of Blues)
November 9, Austin, TX (Waterloo Park — Fun Fun Fun Fest)
November 10, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
November 12, Santa Fe, NM (Warehouse 21)
November 13, Tempe, AZ (The Marquee)
November 14, San Diego, CA (SOMA San Diego)
November 15, Pomona, CA (Glass House)
November 16, Los Angeles, CA (Music Box @ Fonda)
November 18, Sacramento, CA (Empire Events Center)
November 19, San Francisco, CA (Bimbo’s 365 Club)
November 20, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford University)
November 21, Portland, OR (Lewis & Clark College)
November 22, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)