March 1st sees the release of Polar Bear’s new album, Peepers – their first for The Leaf Label. The reaction so far has been unanimously positive, as you can see in the press quotes below.
“First serious contender for album of 2010”
“A raw, live-in-the-room sound, with elliptical nods to James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Tortoise and the free-jazz cosmos along the way… It’s jazz shorn of the cliché that demands to be taken on its pigeonhole rebuffing merits”
“Their albums have got better and better”
“The group that flung wide the jazz club windows and let fresh air into a scene mired in cliché and rear-view mirror gazing… Rochford’s drums are as characterful as ever, with that sexy groove supplied as standard”
“Mournful and berserk fun”
**** Observer Music Monthly
You can download title track ‘Peepers’ for free here: