They Make Beer Commercial Like This Import
This is the third release from Seattle's Minus The Bear, who construct their sound from guitar tapped melodies, textural electronics, an airtight rhythm section, and vivid melodic narratives. "They Make Beer Commercials Like This" shows the evolution of the band's craft and finally captures the spark of their live show.
All 6 songs are great.
A must have.
It's short, but it's very good, and the price is fair.
The guitar, which is played with a delicate picking style through an echo box adds a whole new dimension - particularly on "Dog Park (#3)", and "I'm Totally Not Down with Rob's Alien (#4)" - both excellent tracks with somewhat unfortunate titles. The group also uses harmonies and effective production to create a wall of sound that permeates the record from beginning to end.
Overall, a strong record with no filler tracks - which is good considering it's short length. Good for a quick chill-out.
Otherwise, the guitars and drums work together in this perfect cacophany of musical bliss. This is music that demands to be listened to thoughtfully. At the same time, it's a treat for the ears. I think my I.Q. actually went up a couple points.