In three words, Jason Bentley totally captured what made Minus the Bear’s live set so fantastic: substance over sensationalism. These guys are the real deal — excellent players with solid songs and memorable vocals. The Seattle-based band makes great pop songs sound unconventional with a syncopated rhythm section and sophisticated time changes. Cory Murchy (bass) and Erin Tate (drums) create tension and release that adds great dynamics to the song structures and breakdowns. It’s something that is truly special to witness and really comes alive in their live shows.
They also treated us to the live radio premiere of “Dayglow Vista Rd,” off their new album “Omni.”