the only redeeming thing to come out of my brief stint at moraine valley community college in the lovely chicago suburb, palos hills, was my introduction to north carolina’s polvo. which were introduced to me under unusual circumstances, not so much unusual just not typical. a girl that i really liked – see wanted to nail - was really into them. i say typical because it was very rare, at the time, that a girl introduced me to a band that i was not aware of, or at least had not listened to. times have changed of course. anyway, my first listens to the chaotic and frenzied sounds of polvo were not met with favorable results, but i really wanted to get with this chick. so, i let her beat today’s active lifestyles into my head and by about about week two i had succumed to their sonic youth/pavement inspired mess. still, polvo can be a hard pill to swallow and they dont have too many songs that will leave much of an impression other than maybe indifference. in their defense, though, what may have been an initial distaste for em has led to still listening to em some 15 years later. btw, i never could seal the deal with that chick. if i remember correctly, i stopped calling her after i really starting getting into polvo. she served her purpose, i suppose.
as it turns out, and i didnt know this, polvo have gotten back together for a few shows(see below) and exploded drawing and shapes are being reissued on vinyl on may 6 which will come w/ download coupons to for redeeming the records as mp3s. more infor can be found here via touch and go.
may 9 – washington dc – black cat
may 10 – chapel hill – cats cradle
may 16-18 – minehead, uk – explosions atp
may 29-31 – barcelona, es – primavera sound
jun 20 – cambridge, mA – middle east
jun 21 – new york, ny – bowery ballroom
jun 22 – hoboken, nj – maxwell’s
jul 25 – chicago, il – subterranean – i may be going to this show
feather of forgivness off exploded drawing
enemy insects off shapes
thermal treasure off today’s active lifestyles
can i ride off cor-crane secret
lull off ep