Don’t take this the wrong way, but it takes a lot to get me excited. It makes me sound like a horrible music fan, but very rarely am I truly hyped on something enough that I am actually anticipating it’s release. Sure, hearing that one of my favorite bands has got an album in the works is always good news – but most of the time I won’t bother marking my calendar. It might be a bad memory, it might be laziness (or maybe I’m just terminally chill) but most of the time I’ll just end up listening to it whenever I get the chance. However, such was not the case with Run For Cover Record’s newest compilation, Mixed Signals. I was waiting for this baby to drop from the moment I saw Tigers Jaw‘s contribution to the comp was streaming on Run For Cover’s website. And I’ll tell you what, I was not disappointed. I was hyped.
The next few months will most likely be a blur for Rochester/Syracuse, NY band Polar Bear Club. After a 24 city tour that takes them from the US to Canada and back again, they play Bamboozle and then spend their summer on the Vans Warped Tour. This past Summer the band had the honor of playing the Reading Festival in England with the likes of Rise Against, Anti-Flag and Municipal Waste. The band is currently on Indie label Bridge Nine Records, but there is no telling if there could be major label consideration by the conclusion of their busy 2010, or sooner for that matter.
For more info on Polar Bear Club, and tour dates, visit them at: http://myspace.com/polarbearclub