Home Feedback, Polar's 2008 album, will be released on 30th June, their most excitimg so far, which will include an extra DVD featuring a documentary about the band in their 10th anniversary, at the price of a single CD. Before they start writing new material for their fifth album, due out in 2009, they have decided to look back on their influences by compiling the different ...(展开全部) Home Feedback, Polar's 2008 album, will be released on 30th June, their most excitimg so far, which will include an extra DVD featuring a documentary about the band in their 10th anniversary, at the price of a single CD. Before they start writing new material for their fifth album, due out in 2009, they have decided to look back on their influences by compiling the different versions they have recorded in the past (most of them unavailable at the moment) and recording five new covers of some of their most influential artists, such as Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo, Nick Cave, The Smiths, The Dream Syndicate, The Velvet Underground or The Small Faces. What's the meaning behind a record like Feedback? Looking back at your past achievements as a band can feel a bit smug, after all. Fortunately, some artists do it with from a different angle, and set off on a journey to annalyse how experience has enriched them, while advancing at the same time. Others focus on getting to know themselves better, so as to understand, and even rediscover, their own selves. That's where the importance of Feedback lies: it's a remembrance via the bands that Polar have loved, to establish where and who they currently are. A collection of songs which mean a lot to them and which have turned them into today's Polar, ranging from the early days of admiration for Galaxie 500, of slowcore, silence and slowness, to their more recent encounter with intense, noisy rock (watch out for their next album, due out next year). Feedback Part I is a compilation of songs scattered among limited edition records, collaborations with other labels, foreign affairs, and released in chronological order, which is completed with five unreleased songs, and which confirms the band as music lovers, essentially. This record, therefore, comes out of respect, and the need for creation and expression, and also as a coming to terms with themselves, their influences and the way they work as musicians and music writers (isn't recreation another way of creating after all?). After 14 years, Polar have established themselves as the most solid exponent of slowcore in Spain. From subtlety to distortion, from melancholy to euphoria, from melody to noise, Polar are right now one of the most important bands of the Spanish independent scene. But Feedback also features Part II, a DVD which complements Part I perfectly. A DVD, which will include "Home", a documentary about the band filmed by Pau Mart¡nez and Gabi Ochoa during the recording of Polar's album "Comes with a smile" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band. The 90-minute long film was showed on the Cinema Jove Festival of Valencia and the Gij¢n Cinema Festival. It's an intimate portrait of the band's way of life and their collaboration with music peers (The Zephyrs, Lou Anne...), and features interviews with prestigious music journalists. All in all, a documentary worth of Polar's brilliant career and talent.
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King of Spain [Galaxie 500] The summer [Yo La Tengo] Supermum [Big Score] Take the skinheads bowling [Camper Van Beethoven] Information age [Damon & Naomi] The ship song [Nick Cave] Tell me [Galaxie 500] Different for girls [Joe Jackson] Outdoor miner [Wire] What goes on [The Velvet Underground] El rey del pegamento [Surfin’ Bichos] Girlfriend in a coma [The Smiths] My mind’s eye [Small Faces] Living well [Bedhead] Halloween [The Dream Syndicate]