With their 10th Anniversary tour set to kick off in October, Minus The Bear has announced plans for some reissues as they celebrate their diamond anniversary. The band's label, Suicide Squeeze Records will be repressing the currently out-of-print Highly Refined Pirates and This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic on vinyl and producing a limited number of cassettes.
The first pressing of Gigantic will be available on vinyl and in the following quantities: 1,000 (ltd. ed. black 180 gram) and 1,000 (clear). The cassette edition will be limited to 300 copies and come in a Kelly Green cassette shell. The first repressing of Highly Refined Pirates will be available on vinyl and in the following quantities 1,000 (ltd. ed. 180 gram /black) and 1,000 (translucent blue). The cassette edition will be limited to 300 copies and come in a Pepsi Blue cassette shell.
Founded in 2001, the band includes members of notable hardcore outfits including Botch and Kill Sadie and post-hardcore outfit Sharks Keep Moving. Until 2006, the group also included noted producer Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon, The Blood Brothers, Polar Bear Club.)