STREAM: Polar Bear Club – “Blood Balloon”

Polar Bear Club

Today we are excited to share with you the new track from New York punk group Polar Bear Club, titled “Blood Balloon.” This is the first song off of their newest full length record, Death Chorus, which comes out on Rise Records later this year.

The song is really tight musically, but we also get to hear a pretty significant change in Jimmy Stadt’s range. Previously known for his surprisingly low but wide-ranged gruff vocals, here we hear Stadt sitting in a lot higher register throughout the entirety of “Blood Balloon.” Is this a permanent change that we’ll see throughout the whole record, or is it just on this one song? We’ll have to wait and see, but here at UTG HQ we hope that we get to hear some more of the voice we have come to love over the years.

You can pre-order the new record here, but click through the break to listen to “Blood Balloon.” We also left you the lyrics, in case you were wondering.

This is California, found a room to rent
A pool party, drug induced, with friends that heaven sent
You can see our baggage on the diving board
Mine looks like the dad and son splashing back and forth

Hope is where it started so a “fuck off” to fateful ends
We’re landing on over complication or oblivion
There’s more forgiveness lower down our necks
You can strum your hardest and get away with hoping for the best

Hold me down for an hour or two
I’ll paint your face on a blood balloon
And you won’t know if you believe
In something more than the belief

A future investment in the future’s con
I guess everyone is part perfect storm and part broken song
So to those who can’t afford bronchitis ya’ settle for a cough
Afraid of where you’re going so you purposely stay lost

Hold me down for an hour or two
I’ll paint your face on a blood balloon
And you won’t know if you believe
In something more than the belief

There’s no belief in simply being
This aint’ California it’s simply me
Romanticizing the past while the future is in full collapse

Hold me down for an hour or two
I’ll paint your face on a blood balloon
And you won’t know if you believe
In something more than the belief

 

Tyler Osborne

Live in DC, grew up in PA. I specialize in writing, filming and taking pictures about punk, pop-punk, and hardcore music, and I also have a huge background in film as well. When not on the site, i'm running my own internet radio show, ToZ's Edge Radio (www.facebook.com/tozedgeradio). I also love stage diving and goldfish.
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