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TheTrouble with Normal (December 2001, self-released)
Recorded at Thundering Sky, Eliot, ME and The Electric Cave, Portsmouth, NH
Mastered by Chris Dekato

Apathy! Apathy! (December 2003, Cotton Pony Music)
Produced by Scott Chase and Casey Dowdell at Houndstooth Studios, Manchester, NH
Mastered by Casey Dowdell at Houndstooth Studios, Manchester, NH

Rye Airfield Noise, Version 2 (September 2003, Rye Airfield)
Features the song “One Last Chance,” along with 23 other tracks from New England’s most popular acts.


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Minus Scale has ignited New England with explosive live performances and infectious pop hooks. With well-written lyrics, catchy and interesting melodies, driving guitars, and tight rhythm, The Minus Scale have developed an ever-growing fan base.

In the summer of 2003, The Minus Scale worked with Casey Dowdell at Houndstooth Studios on their first release for Portsmouth, NH independent label Cotton Pony Music. The resulting six-song EP “Apathy! Apathy!” mixes pop sensibility with a unique feel to create a sound they can call their own. Downloads from this EP are available at

After playing many shows and touring over the summer of 2003, The Minus Scale returned to work on new material that will appear on a split EP with New Jersey’s Fairmont, courtesy of Cotton Pony Music. This effort is due out in spring of 2004.

Tracks can be streamed at

•The only band in the Bull Moose top ten sales without any radio exposure.

•Sold out the first run of their debut album “The Trouble with Normal,” in two months.

•Have played over 100 shows from Maine to New Jersey.

•Have shared the stage with Yo La Tengo, 50 Foot Wave (ex Throwing Muses), Lost City Angels,
Fontaine Toups (of Versus and +/-), Orange Island, Junction 18, The Horror, Read Yellow, Kicked in the Head, Drexel, The Commercials, The Receiving End of Sirens, And So It Begins, Dave Weston (of Weston), A Small Victory, Paranoid Social Club (ex-Rustic Overtones) and The Guts.

•Featured on an episode of New England Rock TV.