RIYL: Modest Mouse, As Tall As Lions, Manchester Orchestra

Label: Suicide Squeeze Records

I’m sure many of you recall Menos El Oso from Minus The Bear’s catalog as the song Pachuca Sunrise is one the band has found to be a hit for them among fans old and new. As the sophomore release, it was certainly a departure from what we saw from the band in their debut, Highly Refined Pirates. This ended up being a great thing as we saw the band evolve into new directions that didn’t steal away from what was originally loved; it simply added to the appreciation. For those unfamiliar,  Interpretaciones Del Oso is an album full of remixes from their studio album Menos El Oso. As a part of the Suicide Squeeze 20 year anniversary they’re re-releasing the album on turquoise and gold swirl vinyl!!

Be sure to snag a copy and check this one out if you haven’t done so yet!!

The Details

Pre-order will ship on June 24, 2016

Minus the Bear’s sophomore album Menos El Oso was a significant departure from their debut full-length Highly Refined Pirates. The playful guitar-tapping, fluid production, and nostalgia-bating melodies were largely excised for air-tight drums, glitchy guitar samples, and an overall air that was more of a futurist interpretation of sepia-toned noir than their predecessor’s contemporary Polaroid romanticism. It was an album that already sounded like a dark, stuttering remix of their previous efforts. But Minus the Bear was still—in both spirit and instrumentation—a rock band, and those staccato riffs and dance beats practically begged to be re-examined from behind the producer’s console. So the band enlisted a team of underground remix artists to reinvent each of Menos El Oso’s eleven tracks. The resulting Interpretaciones Del Oso is a wild and imaginative ride through a dizzying array of sonic reconstructions. P.O.S. makes “Drilling” a club banger; FOG turns “Memphis & 53rd” into the kind of murky gloom churned out by reclusive black metalhead Xasthur; Dälek producer Oktopus transforms “The Game Needed Me” into a dreamy druggy daze; Battles’ Tyondai Braxton deconstructs “Fulfill The Dream” into a send-up of classic Warp Records IDM. As part of their 20th anniversary celebratory series, Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer a limited vinyl repress of Interpretaciones Del Oso on 1000 copies of Taos-colored vinyl with updated artwork, printed inner sleeves, and a download card.

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