I caught an article on Twitter from Dying Scene the other day, part of a series of posts about how bands got their names. Polar Bear Club was the featured band and I'm a huge fan, so I checked it out.
Turns out PBC's moniker was born from a song by Long Island melodic hardcore band Silent Majority. According to the article, Polar Bear Club members considered Silent Majority's 1997 offering Life of a Spectator one of the most crucial punk albums of the last 15 years. Pretty strong claim. I decided to investigate. And I'm glad I did.
Silent Majority play a raw, emotional breed of hardcore-infused pop-punk that has all the energy of a live performance and the chemistry of Bill Nye the Science Guy. Gruff, melodic vocals surrounded by tight, heavy drums, chugging riffs, complementary guitar work and dominating hooks join to form the totally unique sound that is Silent Majority.
Less talk, more rock.
"To me this is a life style and not some silly trend / and years from now when they're all gone I pray that we're still friends."