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Friday, November 2, 2018

Local Indie Rockers Polars Release the First Single From Their Upcoming LP

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM

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A locally based indie/art rock group, Polars features songwriters Justin Miller and Kurt Eyman. The two independently recorded the group’s debut EP, Into the Pines, in 2015 in a home studio located just off the shores of Lake Erie.

Last year, the group began the writing process for its debut LP. Miller and Eyman teamed up with local orchestrator/composer Etienne Massicotte to begin work on the album, which they’ve titled Native Carbon Bloom. It'll utilize a wide array of instrumentation, including various string, brass and woodwind orchestral arrangements.

Lyrics touch on themes such as the impacts of global warming, terraform/space exploration, the media influence on race relations and the “politically disenfranchised.”

In advance of the album’s release in December/January, the band has issued the lead single, "Parties in Monochrome."



The song speaks to the current political climate in the United States, which, as it’s put in a press release, is “defined by an erosion of trust and hopefulness transcending party lines.”

The group recorded the song in various studios across Cleveland, New York and Toronto. Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Arcade Fire, the Rural Alberta Advantage) mixed the track, and more than 25 musicians and engineers, including members of the Cleveland Orchestra, had a hand in its construction.

The group will play some of the new songs live for the first time on Dec. 22 at the Grog Shop.

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