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- Posted on Jul 14th 2009 4:00PM by Joe Tacopino
The reunion show was the All Tomorrow's Parties festival curated by the Explosions in the Sky in 2008. That appearance snowballed into a few more Polvo gigs, including one at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain. The band started reworking old songs, writing new ones and eventually they were back in the studio. "It was kinda like picking up where we left off," Bowie says. "It all came pretty naturally when we started writing songs."
The band's guitar-based rock songs, which rely on alternate tunings and intricate melodies, have sometimes been lumped into the category of math rock, but the band generally defies easy categorization. "I don't think we're math rock," Bowie says. "But once a band gets pigeonholed like that it's hard to get away from. People just keep repeating it. We've been called all kinds of things, ya know... emo, and we're not that."
Call them what you will. The band's new album, 'In Prism,' is due out September 8th.