Friday, October 3, 2014

Minus The Bear - Invented Memory

Minus The Bear blend their own batch of blue-eyed soul, with this, a new song from their upcoming LP. After a few slight missteps in the recent past, MTB seem to be attempting to retouch certain elements of their beloved early works, while also delving into newer territory. Invented Memory is an odd yet effective shift between Peter Gabriel-esque R+B and Steely Dan level rockin. The familiar mathlete level guitar work is well on display, as is a very crisp layer of production. It's a song and sound not typical to the 'Indie scene,' and yet nothing The Bear has done has ever quite fit any sort of trendy mold. They've been in the game for some time now, and instead of collecting dust they continue reconstruct themselves - highly refined, if you will...

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