Polvo

November 28, 2007

It’s been a full decade since the last Polvo record, Shapes, came out, and that just makes me feel awful and old. Luckily for you and me, Polvo have decided to defy time and space, and are heading to the mid-nineties to re-unify for the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival on May 16-18, 2008.

While that date is well on its way, unfortunately the space involved is not near New York City, or even in the US for that matter. So not only will you have to score tickets to the event, but tickets for trans-Altantic travel to Minehead, England, will also be required. There are currently no other shows planned.

In the meantime, take a stroll down Chapel Hill’s memory lane, and revisit the dissonant noisy mad-genius of our high school math rock years. Call it Sonic Youth meets Unwound in Asia, or call it what you will, Polvo was as much their own band as any in that era. So get the family ready for vacation in Minehead, and steady yourself for the return of the (old) new dark age.

“Vibracobra”

Listen: “Everything In Flames!” from Shapes, available on Touch and Go Records, and “Tragic Carpet Ride” from Celebrate the New Dark Age, available on Merge Records.

Half of Polvo can be found here: http://www.myspace.com/blacktajrock.
One quarter here: http://drpowerful.googlepages.com/
and here: http://www.myspace.com/fanmodine.

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One Response to “Polvo”

  1. pauly Says:

    i havent heard polvo in like 10 yrs…good shit. i miss these cats.


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