Omni is the fourth full-length album from Minus the Bear, released on May 4, 2010. It is their first album to be released on Dangerbird Records and was produced by Grammy Award-winner, Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket). On April 27, 2009, the band began recording without the support of a record label. On September 3, 2009, they announced on their Twitter that they were officially done recording.
On October 27, 2009, they self-released an EP, Into the Mirror, featuring a brand new track from the forthcoming album titled "Into the Mirror," and a b-side from the recording sessions titled "Broken China." This was released on a 7" vinyl that was sold exclusively at shows, and through various digital outlets on the internet.
In February, 2010, the band announced that they had signed to Dangerbird Records. Soon after, the title, track list, and release date of their new album was unveiled.
On March 3, 2010, the album's first single, "My Time," was made available for free download on the album's official website.
On April 19, 2010, the album became available for free streaming on KCRW's Official site.
Omni is different from the previous Minus the Bear studio albums in that it was recorded in the style of a live show, with the band playing straight through each track rather than recording components of each track and "piecing" them together.
The album was released early for Internet streaming by KCRW, a National Public Radio affiliate based in Santa Monica, CA on April 19, 2010. Lead singer Jake Snider endorsed this release, asserting that it added energy to live shows, as fans already knew the new songs