Sunday, October 5, 2008

Polvo - Exploded Drawing

Year: 1996
Label: Touch And Go

There was a magical time when my beloved home state of North Carolina was the center of the indie rock world, and Chapel Hill was cranking out hit after hit (on a relative scale of "hit" I mean, dudes in horn rimmed glasses got all hot and bothered). Polvo was right there in the thick of it, and like their contemporaries Superchunk and Archers Of Loaf, they immersed their pop songs deep into an art damaged stew of feedback and odd tunings. But unlike most of their contemporaries, they put more emphasis on the art damaged part, and less on the pop part, the result bummed out some of the ladies around, but damn, those dudes in the horn rimmed glasses, they just went crazy.
This is their third record, recorded by Bob Weston, and containing (in my opinion anyway) their strongest material. If you liked any of the previous Bastro, Squirrel Bait, or Slint posts, then scoop this one up.


bryan reynolds said...

thanks for posting this
i've been looking for it

Rocky said...

amazing record. Just purchased this on vinyl yesterday.

Anonymous said...

something is wrong with the link, no ?

dispid said...

any chance for a re-up?

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