In less than two weeks, Polvo will release their best album yet, In Prism. That it comes a dozen years after their last (Shapes) only makes it that sweeter. The album opens with my favorite song right now, "Right the Relation," throwing a gauntlet down that's answered by tracks like "Beggars Bowl" (download) and the closing stunner "A Link in the Chain" (which I liken to The Eagles "I Can't Tell You Why" being re-arranged by Sonic Youth circa 1991 - really).
You can pre-order the album now, but certainly take advantage of the fact that Merge Records are streaming the album for free.
Download: "Beggar's Bowl"
Seeing them on their reunion tour last year was one of my concert going highlights for 2008, and I look forward to seeing them again October 6, at the Crocodile (where I first saw them back in '93 or '94).
Previously: Noise+Math+Rock=Love - Polvo Live (09.05.08)
Guitars Made Out of Rubber - Polvo: The Merge Years 1992-1995