Keep forgetting to post these. A couple months ago, I got to see my two favorite bands in one trip to the Tampa area, @minusthebear and @circasurvive . It was Minus the Bear's farewell tour (😣) so I had to go - and do the VIP meet 'n' greet - and it just happened to work out that Circa was playing in St Pete at the same time. Had an absolute blast listening to some amazing music and got to explore some local breweries and food destinations I've never been. Absolutely love traveling and exploring, so it was a great time. Cheers! 🤘🍻🎵
Finally got my @minusthebear farewell tour poster framed and I love it! Thank you for being one of my favorite bands! I hope there’s an acoustics 3 that will be released at some point! ❤️🙏😍 #minusthebear
I saw you guys for the first time in 2003, at the Metro in Chicago with Braid & Murder by Death.
My husband & I danced to “Excuses” at our wedding.
Our three children were born while your Acoustics albums were playing.
I sing “This Ain’t a Surfin’ Movie” and “Diamond Lighting” to our kids at bedtime.
I got to meet you guys at Lollapalooza 2010 and at one of your shows at the Rave in Milwaukee.
I had the privilege of seeing your farewell tour in Chicago and San Francisco.
Your music has been such an integral part of my life. So many moments have been punctuated by your art. 2018 has been such a challenging year, and when I heard of you guys ending, I felt absolutely gutted. Fair enough, even. But I’ve made a lot of changes to my internal dialogue this year, and I get it. Good things end, but that doesn’t mean the good ends. @minusthebear@suicidesqueeze#minusthebear#suicidesqueeze#suicidesqueezerecords#minusthebearfarewelltour
Friends! If you didn’t know already, my band just put out an EP a little over a week ago. This is our first batch of recordings after a *brief* 7-year hiatus. The cover art (by yours truly) was originally meant to act as a placeholder but it ended up sticking! Anyway, if you’re a fan of a emo, post-rock, post-emo, emo-rock...please give it a listen via the YouTube link in my bio. Thanks, as always.
-Daniel J. Belisle
Top 10 for 2018: 8
Artist: Minus The Bear
Album: Fair Enough
The completeness of EP vs LP is something I considered when making this list and for a few reasons, Fair Enough ended up at number 7 (when selfishly, I Wanted this higher): 1)This is what could be their final release as a band yet still has that forever noticeable Minus The Bear sound.
2) Dave posted a bunch of samples on IG earlier this year and I don’t hear any of them in these songs. This leaves me wanting more.
Overall, I wish it were longer. EP’s are usually precursors to LP’s and maybe there’s something more behind this since Hey, bands never actually break up. Either way, right now for me, this album was just that: fair enough. •
#nowplaying#33rpm#vinyl#vinyligclub#vinylcollection#pioneersa9500#technicsslql1 #2018 #top10#minusthebear
“take me back to this world, take me to the line / take me out of this world, drown with me tonight” - @minusthebear “secret country” // “omni” by minus the bear, the first press with signed (!) insert and stencil on marbled maroon a/b and white c/d vinyl. miss these guys. “excuses” is still a jam. #minusthebear#omni#vinyl#planetofice
So stoked I got to design something for Minus the Bear before they called it quits! These are one of my most recent designs for a @lostlustsupply collab pin. The band currently has them for sale on the last leg of the farewell tour, last chance to see them!
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Texas LOVE! Some sweet fans brought a Lone Star flag to the show and then had all of the other fans coming in the door sign it for us. I’m in tears reading all the sweet messages. I brought it out before the encore and the crowd EXPLODED with cheers. The band was peaking at 108 dB and the crowd measured in at 111dB! That’s LOUD and I love you Texas, FOREVER! #minusthebear#suicidesqueeze#texasforever#minusthebearhasthebestfansintheworld first photo courtesy of @keepitwolfson (sorry you didn’t get the set list but thanks for the great photos!