Polar Bear is one of my favorite contemporary jazz bands. Excellent structure and composition, with a lot similarities to some portions of Morphine and Miles dark and cool jazz, as well as some electronic influences (although the album is primarily instrumental). The band is mostly made up of members of Acoustic Ladyland, which I never was able to get into, but Polar Bear has managed to make the rounds on any of my playlists over the past few months.
It's fun, stylistic, innovative, and all round stunning music, jazz or otherwise. It fits just as comfortably in a Jazz collection as it would in a Indie or Balkan collection, and manages to put a smile on my face every time I listen to it!
As for the other reviewers that pulled this album down because they felt mislead into purchasing it: please, at least take the effort to do a little research into the albums you buy, before chastising a band for not being another group you were blindly purchasing albums from. I know some of you have deep wallets, but does that mean you have no common sense?