New Interview: Polar Bear Club

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Polar Bear ClubPolar Bear Club have been making a name for themselves in the punk underground over the past few years. With an EP and two critically-acclaimed full lengths under their belts, the post-hardcore band from upstate New York have been touring the world endlessly trying to get themselves – and their music – in front of as many people as they possibly can. After a successful tour through Australia and Europe, Polar Bear Club headed back to North America to do a North American tour with Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong and Trapped Under Ice and that tour took them into Edmonton for their very first time.

Joining me in a dimly lit booth in the back of the Starlite Room, vocalist Jimmy Stadt sat down with me to discuss the band’s hectic touring schedule and their latest album, Chasing Hamburg. However, the conversation took a drastic turn as the mention of a recent blog written by Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms ignited new topics of conversation that soon took over the entire interview. The two of us stepped back and recounted different stories and opinions concerning the ever changing punk rock ideology and the interview soon turned into much more of a conversation and one of my favourite interviews I’ve conducted in a long time.

We had to call it a day after thirty minutes of chatting as Trapped Under Ice began playing, essentially drowning out any possible chance of additional conversation; then again, that’s life and sometimes things like that just happen.

Read the interview here.