||[Apr. 28th, 2008|04:06 pm]
Polvo have reformed, minus the drummer :( :( :( :(
But still... Polvo!!!
Without a doubt the best math rock band of all time, and definitely in the top few indie rock bands of all time.
But wow... Everything but the end couple of songs on 'Exploded Drawing' is pure genius. And that's no understatement. I've listened to a lot of jazz and crazy stuff in odd time and the like over the years, but I'd say some of Polvo's stuff takes the cake. More triples than you can shake a drum stick at.
Every time I get someone to listen to High-Wire Moves they laugh, without fail. That's how insanely skilled it is. Even other musicians laugh when they hear that song. Most appropriately named song ever.
If you are in England, or Spain, or the east coast in the US, you have to see these guys. I am so very very tempted to see them, and if you don't I will keel you! If they had the original drummer I would. And there may be only one or two bands I would pay absolutely anything for. Most people would know the other. :P But geez, I'd pay a lot of money to hear Vibracobra live.
Pity I doubt they'll come to Australia. They'd have quite a big cult following here with all the art-rock stuff. I'll cry if I don't get to see them sometime though. :(
But do yourselves a favour, and download some of their stuff. And remember their slogan: Guitar based soundtracks to kung-fu movies.