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*​*​FREE US SHIPPING​*​* Polara 1995 debut record

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Brand new high quality orange vinyl reissue of the debut Polara album from 1995. This is the first time this legendary album has ever been issued on vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of **FREE US SHIPPING** Polara 1995 debut record via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Self-titled 1995 Polara CD - sealed original pressing on Twin Tone/Clean
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is a super rare sealed copy of the first Polara album, originally pressed on CD in 1995 on Clean/Twin Tone Records. This is not the Restless/Interscope reissue. LIMITED COPIES.
    Comes wtih original Polara sticker.

    Includes unlimited streaming of **FREE US SHIPPING** Polara 1995 debut record via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

In the wake of a solid music-press buzz, Polara's debut album is as fresh and bracing as a bucket of ice water in the face. It's kind of hard to pigeonhole this band, which is refreshing -- part dewy-eyed psychedelic sentimentality ("If you feel it, let it show!," singer Ed Ackerson implores on "Avenue E"), part punky bombast ("Counting Down" features the world's harshest guitar sound) and part gimmicky overkill (check out the voice treatment on "One Foot"), this album has all the offbeat charm of a goofy kid nephew. How do they manage to get such a consistently horrific guitar sound on "Counting Down" and yet make the song itself so pleasant? And how do they deliver those whimsical lyrics without ever sounding hippy-dippy? Polara's home base of Minneapolis has a history of producing weird but lovable bands and personalities (Husker Du, the Replacements, Prince), so this is just one more example of the fact that breeding shows.

credits

released February 14, 1995

Tracklist

Counting Down 4:15
Allay 5:03
Source Of Light 2:53
Squelch 3:59
Listening Now 4:45
Taupe 2:55
Avenue E 4:07
Anniversary 6 4:23
One Foot 2:34
A+B=Y 4:44
State 3:07
Letter Bomb 3:47
Untitled 10:14

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Polara Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ed Ackerson formed Polara with drummer Peter Anderson, guitarist Jennifer Jurgens, and bassist Jason Orris, continuing his interest in 1960s psychedelic pop but adding a heavy element of Krautrock-inspired electronics and keyboards.[11] Polara was Ackerson's first band to gain significant national attention. Polara released 5 albums & 2 EPs between 1995 and 2006. ... more

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