Unlike a New Year’s midnight that ends with you turning to your fugly friend and with a settling shrug and desperate, “I mean… Should we…?” eyes, May 4th’s midnight brought the release of Minus the Bear‘s hotly anticipated album OMNI. To properly celebrate, Minus the Bear hosted a secret show at Bowery Electric along with tourmates Everest.
The Seattle based band thrilled their fans by playing a mix of their old and new tracks. Considering the crowd of die-hards immediately surrounding the band, lead singer Jake Snider kept his banter to a minimal but joked about the band’s pre-determined set list.
Openers Everest toned down their usual lineup with a dusty acoustic version of their set. It’s surprising to learn Everest heralds from Los Angeles as the band’s presence and expansive sound feels like rich country. Although their sound is folk influenced, the pop sensibilities of Everest created an interesting build up for each of their songs which felt instantly familiar but not stale. Everest’s album On Approach will be available May 11th.
Minus the Bear will continue on their OMNI North American tour, for more dates click here and check out more photos after the jump!
Minus the Bear
Photos by Andrew Katzowitz and Janice Chou