Published Nov 22, 20099. Polar Bear Club Chasing Hamburg (Bridge Nine)
These upstate New Yorkers have been turning punk and hardcore heads since 2005, and Chasing Hamburg is proof positive that the band have yet to slow down the hooky hardcore hit machine. Incredibly catchy riffs, angular structures, and gruff vocals are served up on Chasing Hamburg. It makes for a tasty post-hardcore patty dressed with Leatherface vocals, Sunny Day Real Estate guitar interplay, with a side of Small Brown Bike. It's one of the best of the year, but it's only a taste of what's yet to come from Polar Bear Club.