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October 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Indie-rock reunions aren’t created equal.
Most often, bands return just long enough to collect their dues and satiate bigger fanbases than they’d left (Pavement). Some do a commemorative one-off, only to disappear again (Slint). Others take a noncommittal, play-it-by-ear approach (The Afghan Whigs).
Then, there are the rare exceptions — those who recapture their initial spark and decide to run with it.
With their second LP since reconvening in 2007 — “Siberia,” out Tuesday on Merge Records — Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Polvo joins Dinosaur Jr. and Mission of Burma on a short list of beloved indie groups back in action, writing and recording new material. (more…)
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