RIYL: Modest Mouse, As Tall As Lions, Manchester Orchestra
Label: Suicide Squeeze Records
I’m sure many of you recallĀ Menos El OsoĀ from Minus The Bear’s catalog as the songĀ 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,Ā 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,Ā Ā Interpretaciones Del OsoĀ is an album full of remixes from their studio albumĀ Menos El Oso.Ā 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!!
Pre-order will ship on June 24, 2016
Minus the Bearās 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 predecessorās contemporary Polaroid romanticism. It was an album that already sounded like a dark, stuttering remix of their previous efforts. But Minus the Bear was stillāin both spirit and instrumentationāa rock band, and those staccato riffs and dance beats practically begged to be re-examined from behind the producerās console. So the band enlisted a team of underground remix artists to reinvent each of Menos El Osoās eleven tracks. The resulting Interpretaciones Del Oso is a wild and imaginative ride through a dizzying array of sonic reconstructions. P.O.S. makes āDrillingā a club banger; FOG turns āMemphis & 53rdā into the kind of murky gloom churned out by reclusive black metalhead Xasthur; DĆ¤lek producer Oktopus transforms āThe Game Needed Meā into a dreamy druggy daze; Battlesā Tyondai Braxton deconstructs āFulfill The Dreamā 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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