Minus The Bear – Lost Loves

The first question you encounter when listening to Lost Loves, the sixth full-length album from Seattle’s Minus the Bear, is whether it’s really an album at all. The follow-up to 2012’s Infinity Overhead strings together 10 songs from various points in the band’s career, all of them left on the editing floor when the time came to sequence their previous albums. So now that these tunes — the oldest of which date back to 2007 and Planet of Ice — have been swept out of the trash heap, spit-shined, and sweetly branded as “lost loves,” the question becomes: Does this collection hold up on its own merits, or is it just another cash-grabbing assortment of B-sides from a band that’s running short on actual ideas?

Release Date
October 07, 2014
Label
Dangerbird Records
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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