Polara is an American rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Ed Ackerson. 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. The band released its second record C'est La Vie and its third, Formless/Functional, on Interscope Records in 1997 and 1998, respectively. Later releases were on Minneapolis' Susstones Records.
|Origin||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Indie rock|
|Labels||Clean Records, Interscope Records, Susstones Records|
|Members||Ed Ackerson: guitar, vocals, production (died 2019)|
Peter Anderson: drums
Jennifer Jurgens: guitar, vocals, organ
Jason Orris: bass, vocals
Dan Boen: bass
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.
- 1994 - "Millepore of Florida"
- 1995 - "Monongahela"
- 1996 – "Carpet of Horses"
- 1996 – Pantomime
- 2005 – Green Shoes
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