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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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  • Detective_Kane

    serious contender for the best guitar band of the '90s [2]

    27 Jun 4:55pm Reply
  • Etothe3

    I agree, this reminds me a lot of the Fellers. anyone who likes this band should check them out.

    4 Jun 6:44pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    v I would agree with you, if Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 did not exist.

    14 Apr 7:59am Reply
  • TankTreads

    I don't get it. Why are they not famous? Their sound is HUGE. It's unique. It's unmistakable. When you hear those detuned guitars and that ethnic twang, you know you're listening to Polvo, and no one else. Possibly the #1 most underappreciated band on the entire planet.

    23 Mar 9:14am Reply
  • jelly-beanery

    Amazing ♥ I wish I discovered them sooner.

    11 Mar 4:10am Reply
  • midwestfaggot

    wtf why there is no BLACK TAJ in simiar? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYTzdhN56Rc

    12 Jan 5:06pm Reply
  • myonnnnn

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

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • joplinpicasso

    Tourrr needed.

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • robot_boy71

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

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Kirowatt

    one of my favorite bands of all time

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • EmaThrasher

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

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • CourtesyFlush93

    vvvv Soulseek, what.cd . . . etc.

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • Jasebumper

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

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • Detective_Kane

    случай не единичный, мне тоже показались похожими.

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Georg_Bonk

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

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • eastwestlost

    @Georg_Bonk тера мелос то причем вообще, бро

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    these guys' guitars tend to do neat things

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • tobacconist

    what happened to the album cover of TAL??

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Georg_Bonk

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

    16 Jan 2014 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 2014 Reply
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