Polvo - Today's Active Lifestyles LP (Reissue)

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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 closer "Gemini Cusp," the album asserted it's 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.

 

Tracklist

A1 Thermal Treasure

A2 Lazy Comet

A3 My Kimono

A4 Sure Shot

A5 Stinger (Five Wigs)

B1 Tilebreaker

B2 Shiska

B3 Time Isn't On My Side

B4 Action Vs. Vibe

B5 Gemini Cusp

 

 

Label: Merge Records ‎– MRG040

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Country: US

Released: 2020

Genre: Rock

Style: Indie Rock