RUINER – HELL IS EMPTY
Ruiner’s new album, Hell Is Empty, is out on Bridge 9 Records. Its a gatefold vinyl and also included is a huge, double sided 12 panel poster, with full color + a clear spot varnish on one side, and black and white illustrations & lyrics/credits on the other. The CD version has all of the same bells & whistles, with a spot UV cover & 12 page full color booklet with a spot UV as well.
PERSISTANCE TOUR 2009
27.11. Torhout – De Mast (Belgium)
28.11. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany)
29.11. Eindhoven – Klokgebouw (Netherlands)
30.11. München – Backstage (Germany)
01.12. Wien – Gasometer (Austria)
02.12. Würzburg – Posthalle (Germany)
03.12. Zizers – Hollywood Club (Switzerland)
04.12. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
05.12. Dresden – Alter Schlachthof (Germany)
06.12. Hamburg – Docks (Germany)
CHASING HAMBURG FROM POLAR BEAR CLUB IN STORES!
On September 8th Chasing Hamburg, the new masterpiece from Polar Bear Club was released (US) of. Recorded with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus the Bear), Chasing Hamburg pays homage to influential bands like Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike and The Get Up Kids. Drummer Emmett Menke continued,”The new songs are overall a bit shorter and more upbeat, while somehow getting a little darker. Lyrically, they’re a lot more personal than our previous efforts. We’re very happy with the final product.”
When a band releases an album that is named one of the year’s essentials and absolutely spectacular post-hardcore by Alternative Press, said band has a lot to live up to. That was 2008, and now Polar Bear Club has returned with an album that is even more groundbreaking than their last: Chasing Hamburg. Effortlessly seaming together the sounds of 90s punk and hardcore akin to bands like Lifetime and Hot Water Music with a refreshingly 2000s style and their own personal twist, Polar Bear Club will no doubt be one of this years breakout bands.
Polar Bear Club will spend the remainder of 2009 hitting up east coast markets with Face to Face, then touring across North America on the Bridge Nine Records tour with Strike Anywhere, Crime In Stereo, and Ruiner, with jaunts across the globe to follow. Get ready for world domination in 2010.