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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Polvo is an influential math rock band of the 1990s from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. The band was fronted by guitarists/vocalists Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski. Eddie Watkins played drums, and Steve Popson played bass guitar. The band reformed in 2008 with Brian Quast assuming drum duties. Their sound is defined by complex and dissonant guitar harmonies and driving rhythm, complementing cryptic, often surrealist lyrics. Their music was considered unpredictable and angular and sometimes the guitarists were accused of failing to play with correctly tuned guitars. Polvo’s songs and artwork frequently featured Asian/”exotic” themes and references. The band’s name means “dust” in Spanish.


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  • myonnnnn

    they're from my state but i was about 18 years too late

    26 Jun 4:29am Reply
  • joplinpicasso

    Tourrr needed.

    9 Jun 7:00pm Reply
  • robot_boy71

    Siberia is a damn fine album. Maybe one of their best?

    2 Jun 4:49pm Reply
  • Kirowatt

    one of my favorite bands of all time

    30 May 11:27pm Reply
  • EmaThrasher

    serious contender for the best guitar band of the '90s

    29 May 8:20pm Reply
  • CourtesyFlush93

    vvvv Soulseek, . . . etc.

    11 May 6:23am Reply
  • Jasebumper

    Man. Looking for a way to get their music for download. These guys are amazing.

    4 May 7:42am Reply
  • Detective_Kane

    случай не единичный, мне тоже показались похожими.

    24 Apr 8:45am Reply
  • Georg_Bonk

    @eastwestlost Tera Melos на X'ed Out по звучанию мне почему-то именно их [Polvo] напоминают

    19 Apr 6:00pm Reply
  • eastwestlost

    @Georg_Bonk тера мелос то причем вообще, бро

    31 Mar 12:53pm Reply
  • jakobdorof

    these guys' guitars tend to do neat things

    9 Mar 8:30pm Reply
  • tobacconist

    what happened to the album cover of TAL??

    22 Feb 2:30pm Reply
  • WS9167

    please tour Europe [2]

    1 Feb 12:46pm Reply
  • Georg_Bonk

    охуенный матач в стиле поздних тера милас (хотя скорее тера милас стали похожими на польво)

    16 Jan 4:48am Reply
  • M0rtecouille

    OFFICIAL LIST OF BEST ALBUMS OF 2013 EVERY OTHER LIST IS WRONG AND SHOULD BE DELETED K THX : 10. Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse 9. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus 8. Yo La Tengo - Fade 7. Yuck - Glow & Behold 6. Polvo - Siberia 5. My Bloody Valentine - m b v 4. Sigur Ros - Kveikur 3. Touché Amoré - Is Survived By 2. Jon Hopkins - Immunity 1. FIDLAR - FIDLAR

    9 Jan 10:41pm Reply
  • starbearer-

    I'm surprised Fractured from Celebrate the New Age isn't a top listened to track. The bass line during the chorus takes your head off.

    9 Jan 1:10am Reply
  • foreignlawns

    just got siberia. love it.

    4 Jan 4:14am Reply
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  • snevan

    ... to europe ;)

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
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