Polar Bear Club (2006)
The Redder the Better
Okay this is a band seriously everyone (if you had to ask yourself "me?" then the answer is yes, you too) should download, listen to and BUY asap! Based out of towns up and down the east coast ( Rochester/Syracuse/Boston/Tampa ) and featuring current members of Another Breath and ex-members of Ensign, this band is neither really hardcore and not exactly experimental either. They walk a fine line between melodic Texas is the Reason style post-hardcore ("His Devotee" off the Redder the Better, "Overflow" off of the demo) and heavier, sometimes epic feeling riffs sort of like Antenna era Cave In ("Election Day" and "Most Miserable Life" off of The Redder the Better). This band is one of those that you could listen to and disect every vowel, every syllable and every note or just put it on as backing music to something else, it fits both needs. Incredibly uplifting lyrics and vocals round out what can only be described by me as a nearly repetoir. This is one of my favorite newer bands still putting things out. If any of you get the chance to see this band you should do so. They're putting out a new full length on Red Leader Records sometime in the fall or early winter entitled Sometimes Things Just Disappear.