Minus the Bear is an indie rock group which formed in Seattle, Washington in 2001, Minus the Bear was initially formed by guitarist David Knudson, bassist Cory Murchy, and drummer Erin Tate who eventually recruited keyboardist/sequencer, Matt Bayles and vocalist/guitarist Jake Snider. Once in the same room they realized they were on to something special-and the band quickly earned a rabid and rapidly growing fan base ranging from teenagers to middle-aged parents. The band has released a handful of EPs and three full-lengths in their prolific career. With their most recent release, 2007's Planet of Ice, the band has taken their brand of idiosyncratic indie rock to new heights. While all the musicians in Minus the Bear are technically skilled, Planet of Ice shows the band focusing on songwriting instead of showiness. The band has also spent their fair share of time on the road, seamlessly pulling off their song's sonic intricacies live on festivals like Coachella and Bamboozle, as well as alongside seemingly disparate acts such as Foo Fighters, Cursive, Criteria, Russian Circles, P.O.S., and The Velvet Teen. In true Minus the Bear fashion, the band plan to stay on the road promoting Planet of Ice and continuing to write and push the limits of their sound.