After finding the band downstairs at Sneaky Dee's, they were dragged into the alley behind the venue for this interview, which, when you've only got two tiny MiniDV cameras and a Zellers karaoke microphone, kind of makes you feel like you're about to kill a bunch of dudes. It should be noted that Polar Bear Club aren't comprised of seven guys; their merch guy and friend came outside, too. I've got to say, I never thought a seven-person interview could really translate on camera, but hey, we're all obviously awesome. It might be a little hard to tell from this thoroughly stupid take on the act of competitive consumption, but seriously, we had a great little chat in that alley, and the video of that portion of the night will be up here Wednesday.
After packing up the cameras, we stuck around and talked a bunch of shit about the terms of success in punk rock and hardcore, and what selling out means in a modern, media-saturated culture. It was a seriously great conversation, and it's almost too bad it wasn't taped. But that probably would have ruined it. Then they played, it was incredible, I lost my mind, and I went home happy.
Check out a full interview with Polar Bear Club here on Wednesday.
Polar Bear Club "Our Ballads / Resent and Resistance"