"Packs a punch with charging, acrobatic-sounding guitars woven through a pop-friendly chorus."
Minus The Bear has premiered their new track "Lonely Gun" on RollingStone.com. The song, which Rolling Stone exclaimed "packs a punch with charging, acrobatic-sounding guitars woven through a pop-friendly chorus, is from the band's forthcoming album, Infinity Overhead, due August 28 on Dangerbird Records.
"Lonely Gun," as singer/guitarist Jake Snider remarks, "came out of a deep depression. I was thinking about how lonely an unused gun must be, its purpose unfulfilled, like a loveless relationship. The only way to allow its purpose is to hold it - to use it."
For the Seattle-based band's fifth record, they reunited with longtime producer and former founding member Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive). The LP is a guitar-laden 10-track album that is as heavy on the band's trademark technicality as it is on pop songcraft.
Last week, Minus The Bear gave the first glimpse into Infinity Ovehead with an album trailer. The teaser video, featuring the new track "Diamond Lightning" can be watched below:
MINUS THE BEAR
STREET DATE: AUGUST 28, 2012
1. Steel and Blood
2. Lies and Eyes
3. Diamond Lightning
6. Heaven Is A Ghost Town
7. Empty Party Rooms
9. Lonely Gun
10. Cold Company