Title: Clash Battle Guilt Pride (Official, Bridge Nine Records, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk, Wikipedia)
Artist: Polar Bear Club (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Last.fm, Bridge Nine Records, AllMusic, Wikipedia)
Polar Bear Club is a post-hardcore band from
that sound a lot like Rise Against. In fact Polar Bear Club’s vocalist Jimmy Stadt could by Tim McIlrath’s vocal doppelganger, but this is not to say that PBC are a cheap rip off band because they’re not. What PBC is, is an extremely capable and tight outfit that has put out a very, very good record. Rochester, NY
Now if you like or have heard Rise Against then you have a pretty good idea what Clash Battle Guilt Pride sounds like – melodic post-hardcore with big choruses and lots of hooks. Stand-out moments include “My Best Days,” Screams in Caves,” “Religion on the Radio,” and “Close Knit.”
Clash Battle Guilt Pride is a great album for fans of the aforementioned Rise Against, Red City Radio, Against Me!, and Hot Water Music.