The fourth full-length from Minus the Bear is as deep and sexy and awesome as I wanted it to be. Stream here. It’s bright, it’s focused, it’s real, it’s inspired….have yet to be disappointed by this band. Great song-to-song transitions, too, like the synth line in “Into the Mirror” to “Animal Backwards”…very cohesive. “Summer Angel” and “Excuses” are well-disguised pop songs….”my summer angel keeps me on the run.” I love, love, LOVE “Secret Country.”

I love this band. They were amazing live, killer set list, so tight, so on point — bassist was either sick/injured/fucked up, and he couldn’t stand, so played on a stool the whole time and still managed to sound perfect. Bad ass. They played this:

“They got a mirror full of caine in the bathroom
because nobody here knows when to stop
for now we’re just making out with the door unlocked
back in the atrium the music’s slowing down
the party’s thinning out for the late crowd
fixes her lipstick, fixes his belt
the coast is clear as he walks out

she whispers, you get what you pay for
we could cost a lot.
you get what you pay for
and we do it for the taste of a good high
we do it for the sake of a hot night”

-Into the Mirror
Minus the Bear, Omni