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Polara is an American rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Ed Ackerson.[2] Polara's first self-titled album was released on Clean Records in 1995, and was described by Billboard as "defin(ing) the local scene" in Minneapolis.[3] The band released its second record C'est La Vie and its third, Formless/Functional, on Interscope Records in 1997 and 1998, respectively.[4] Later releases were on Minneapolis' Susstones Records.

Polara (band)
OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
GenresAlternative rock, Indie rock
Years active1994–present
LabelsClean Records, Interscope Records, Susstones Records
Websitesusstones.com
MembersEd Ackerson: guitar, vocals, production (died 2019)
Peter Anderson: drums
Jennifer Jurgens: guitar, vocals, organ
Jason Orris: bass, vocals
Dan Boen: bass[1]

Polara also had songs placed on television and composed an original score for the silent film, The Fall of the House of Usher , which they performed live at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre as part of the 2002 Los Angeles Film Festival.[5]

The band formed after Ackerson retired his rock group The 27 Various,[6] who released five records on Susstones and Clean / Twin\Tone.

Partial discographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • 1994 - "Millepore of Florida"
  • 1995 - "Monongahela"
  • 1996 – "Carpet of Horses"

EPsEdit

  • 1996 – Pantomime
  • 2005 – Green Shoes

AlbumsEdit

  • 1995 – Polara[7]
  • 1997 – C'est la Vie[8]
  • 1998 – Formless/Functional[9]
  • 2002 – Jetpack Blues[10]
  • 2008 - Beekeeping

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Polara | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  2. ^ Wally Marx, Jr. (July–August 2011). "Ed Ackerson: A Minneapolis Institution Goes Solo". Tape Op. No. 84.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  3. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1995-02-25). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  4. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1997-04-05). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  5. ^ "Inside Film Online - Los Angeles Film Festival Line-Up Announced". Insidefilm.com. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  6. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: 27 Various". Trouserpress.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  7. ^ "Polara". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  8. ^ "Strait's 'Love' a Winner". Los Angeles Times. 1997-05-08. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  9. ^ "Formless/Functional - Polara | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  10. ^ "Polara: Jetpack Blues". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-09-12.

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