Minus the Bear

with The Honorary Title / Chin Up Chin Up

Granada

Minus the Bear play math-rock gone pop in the vein of The Dismemberment Plan or Pele. The Seattle-based group presents polished, shrewdly arranged songs with wacky names like "Hey, Wanna Throw Up? Get Me Naked" and plenty of ear-candy choruses and dance-happy disco beats. The group recently unveiled a remix album dubbed "Interpretationes del Oso" and is prepping for the August release of "Planet of Ice." Honorary Title are Doghouse Records' latest attraction, producing hummable rock tunes a la Nada Surf or Matt Pond PA. Chicago's Chin Up Chin Up own a breezy catalog of noodly indie guitar-rock with a bootyshake quotient on par with Modest Mouse.

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