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Polaris

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There are numerous bands named Polaris.
1. An indie rock band from the United States
2. A punk band from England
3. A rock band from Japan
4. A DJ and producer from France
5. An electronic project from Poland
6. a post-hardcore band from the United Kingdom
7. an indie rock band from Argentina
8. A power metal band from France
9. A techno band from Spain
10. A project of musician Neil Sutherland
11. A thrash metal band from Brazil

1. Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion

Mark Mulcahy, Spot “Scott” Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey performed music for the Nickelodeon television show The Adventures of Pete & Pete under the name Polaris because a fourth Miracle Legion member was not available at the time; occasional guests included Joyce Raskin, Dennis Kelly, and Buell Thomas.

Polaris performed many of the songs featured on the show, including the theme song, “Hey Sandy”, and its members took “TV names”: Mulcahy was “Muggy”, Boutier was “Jersey”, and McCaffrey was “Harris Polaris.” In addition to appearing in the opening credits of each show, the band featured prominently in the episode “A Hard Day’s Pete”, in which Little Pete (Danny Tamberelli) is mesmerized by a garage band’s song (Polaris’ “Summerbaby”) and forms his own band to keep the tune in his memory.

Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, released in 1999 on Mulcahy’s Mezzotint label, contains many of the songs Polaris recorded for the show and is the group’s only album release.

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