Polar Bear Club Sometimes Things Just Dissapear

Polar Bear Club Sometimes Things Just Dissapear
With melodies and hooks as addictive as narcotics, meet Polar Bear Club, post-hardcore's new favourite dealers. Just as the mid-/late '90s emo style popularised by bands like Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike becomes more past than present, five young men from Western New York are exploding onto the scene, fuelled by a self-proclaimed love for Taco Bell and packing unrelenting power and passion. For a debut full-length, Sometimes Things Just Disappear has classic written all over it. Featuring duel vocals, with the perfect contrast between assaulting aggression and emotional melodies on top of confident songwriting, this album should quickly place the band within the ranks of many old favourites. The raw intensity that Polar Bear Club are capable of is best embodied on tracks like "The Bug Parade," whereas "Convinced I'm Wrong" starts off in a style reminiscent of the Casket Lottery, only to deliver what's arguably the most powerful chorus on the album. With such impressive depth, and a live show rumoured to match, this band are sure to take 2008 by storm. (Red Leader)