There’s no shortage of black-and-white thinking in punk rock – but let’s face it: Life is a way more complicated shade of gray. It’s in this gray area that POLAR BEAR CLUB have always worked best — and on their third full-length and second for Bridge Nine, Clash Battle Guilt Pride, the upstate New York quintet deliver an album that’s punk in spirit but universal in appeal.
Formed in 2005 as a casual, part-time outlet, POLAR BEAR CLUB never expected to spend much time on the road, let alone the studio. But after mounting acclaim from fans and critics alike over 2006’s The Redder, the Better EP and 2008’s Sometimes Things Just Disappear, the band members eventually decided to ditch and day jobs and school commitments to make a go of it.
In 2011 POLAR BEAR CLUB released Clash, battle, Guilt, Pride and is without doubt their defining moment. There are no throwaways, no skip-necessary tracks and not a single minute that feels out of order... it’s a constantly churning, constantly evolving opus that defies convention and categorization the same. – Punk News