Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different musician and this week it’s Rochester, NY, rockers Polar Bear Club.
The band named itself after the song “Polar Bear Club” by Silent Majority, which appears on the 1997 album “Life of a Spectator”. In Polar Bear Club’s opinion this album was one of the most important punk albums of the last 15 years and they really appreciated Silent Majority’s “hard, melodic and emotional” sound. It was a style they wanted embody in their own sound so they figured it was a great place to find a band name. You can listen to the song here.