I don’t know about you, but despite the holiday, my week has been exceptionally busy. So busy in fact, that even getting a reduced number of blog entries in has been a challenge. So this week I’m taking a special exception and after some delays am now proud to present a delayed version of Live Friday, which for this week we’ll call Live Saturday. The session is with Minus the Bear, who are out on tour promoting their latest album “OMNI”. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the album when it came out a couple months ago, but it has grown on me a little bit. One thing that’s not lacking though is Minus the Bear’s live show, which is more fun and engaging than a fair amount of their recorded stuff. Apparently the intent behind “OMNI” was to make an album that had a closer feel to how the band performs, and considering how this set of songs played live from that album sound, they hit the mark pretty well. There’s a brief interview with the band you can stream below as well, though it’s not long and pretty much details what they did differently on this album compared to their previous ones. But have a listen, and by all means enjoy.

P.S. – Sorry, but “Into the Mirror” is having some hosting issues, so please follow the links to YouSendIt or ZShare if you’d like to download it. Thanks!

Minus the Bear, Live on WXPN 6-2-10:
Minus the Bear – Into the Mirror (Live on WXPN) [YSI] [ZShare]
Minus the Bear – Hold Me Down (Live on WXPN)
Minus the Bear – My Time (Live on WXPN)
Minus the Bear – Summer Angel (Live on WXPN)

Stream the entire interview/session

Buy “OMNI” from Amazon