Polvo

Today's Active Lifestyles

Merge

Released: 28th February 2020

Yellow Vinyl£19.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 28th February 2020


Red & Yellow Vinyl LP + LP3 album download, 1000 only worldwide. Today's Active Lifestyles, the second full-length by North Carolina
rockers Polvo, did exactly what a sophomore LP is supposed to do: It expanded the ideas put forth in the first album, gave them a new
spin and shine, and presented the "where we are now" to the world. Produced and recorded over four heady days in December 1992 by
former Bostonian and ex-Volcano Suns bassist Bob Weston (around the time he started in Shellac), Today's Active Lifestyles hit record
store shelves in April 1993. From the whizzing crunch of "Thermal Treasure" to the loping, connective "My Kimono" to the 7-minute-plus
blowouts "Stinger (Five Wigs)" and album closer "Gemini Cusp," the album asserted its place as a most worthy successor to Cor-Crane
Secret. The foreboding title of a particularly screechy, fuzzy jam, "Time Isn't on My Side," proved to be nonsense; Today's Active
Lifestyles has aged beautifully. “The band experiments with several ideas throughout the album, and each concept is successful. The
album ranges from cascading guitar solos in “Stinger (Five Wigs)” to the straightforward “Tilebreaker” to the catchy, rolling, keyboardpunctuated “Time Isn’t On My Side.”