Dig Me Out - The 90s rock podcast

#567: Today‘s Active Lifestyles by Polvo

November 23, 2021

Out of the fertile Chapel Hill, North Carolina scene emerged Polvo at the start of the 1990s. Their sound is lumped into math rock, a term the band themselves reject, but the elements are there - progressive rock filtered through an indie lens. On their 1993 sophomore album Today's Active Lifestyles, you'd be hard-pressed to find any evidence of Jethro Tull, Yes, or Emerson, Lake & Palmer. But King Crimson meets Sonic Youth? Now we're warmer. Guitar lines criss-cross with noise and bends that lesser bands would likely turn into a messy dirge, while Polvo creates a singular sound unto themselves.


Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Sure Shot

20:25 - Thermal Treasure

30:11 - Action vs. Vibe

39:42 - Lazy Comet

Outro - Gemini Cusp


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