Published Sep 19, 2013While Polar Bear Club are set to deliver a new album this fall, former members of the poppy post-hardcore crew will revisit their past via a reunion of their old band Marathon.
The New York punk band, which features former Polar Bear Club drummer Emmett Menke and guitarist Nate Morris, are set to reissue their 2005 self-titled LP for a limited edition vinyl release via Secret Audio Club. Pre-orders for the set, which is due October 29, go up tomorrow (September 20) over here. You can check out a trailer for the re-release, as well as a stream of the album's "Jolly Roger," down below.
The band, which also features Aaron Scott of folk-punk project Attica! Attica!, were apparently well-beloved in their local scene, and will furthermore play a pair of reunion shows next year in the New York/New Jersey area. Venue details have yet to be delivered.
"This record was vitally inspirational to me," Polar Bear Club singer Jimmy Stadt said in a statement. "Simultaneously from my backyard and another planet, it made life seem fucking possible for once. There are still a few old message board trolls from Rochester who feel the incessant need to scream from a mountain top that Marathon is eons better than Polar Bear Club. I have never disagreed."
As for Polar Bear Club, their Death Chorus LP arrives November 19 through new label home Rise Records. The set will be supported throughout the fall when the band hits the road with Taking Back Sunday and for their own headlining dates. The latter part of the trip lands in Toronto and Vancouver in November.