Polars
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Polars

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Indie

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Dec
30
Polars @ Grog Shop

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States

Dec
12
Polars @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Nov
15
Polars @ Mahall's

Lakewood, Ohio, United States

Lakewood, Ohio, United States

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"Polars - Bands to Watch in 2016"

Songwriters Justin Miller and Kurt Eyman started this terrific indie rock group last winter when Miller bought a house in Lakewood and started building a home studio. The two began collaborating on songwriting duties and then independently recorded the group's debut album, Into the Pines, which draws equally from folk, indie rock and pop. They've described the band as a "journey to share its unique blend of songs that embody the landscape, cultural identity and sound of the Great Lakes region." "Lyrically, a lot of things are inspired by the environment around us and the different emotions that brings from the region," explains Miller. "We try to play on that. Musically or instrumentally, I don't know if that applies as much. We're trying to develop what our sound will be, but I want to move toward more ambient music and more abstract and darker music that comes from the wintertime and how that shapes our thoughts." The band cites Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes as influences, and the music certainly has an atmospheric quality as in a song such "Indigo Kids," where the band puts earnest vocals up front in the mix while presenting a balance of acoustic guitars, vintage sounding keyboards and piano. "Laniakea" features a vibrant violin riff courtesy of Molly Connolly, who's collaborated with the like-minded local indie rock act the Lighthouse and the Whaler. Miller says fans should expect to hear more of the ambient textures the band explores on "Klop," a track that includes percolating synthesizers. "I want the sound to become more dynamic," he says. "We just added a trumpet player, and he knows some of the string and brass players in town." The band has started writing songs for a new album it hopes to put out in 2016. (Niesel) - Cleveland Scene Magazine


Discography

Into the Pines (October 2015)

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Polars is an indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. The group released its debut album "Into the Pines" in October 2015. The band now embarks on a journey to share its unique blend of songs that embody the landscape, cultural identity and sound of the Great Lakes region. Polars is anchored by songwriters Justin Miller and Kurt Eyman who independently recorded the groups debut album in a home studio located just off the shores of Lake Erie. The record explores a range of emotions and adrift thoughts brought to life by dynamic vocal performances and compelling musical arrangements. Polars combines various elements of folk, indie rock and pop with ambient soundscapes.

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