Non-art-related post follows: If, like me, you were an indie rock/college radio nerd in the early 1990s, then this news about a new Polvo album--In Prism, set for release in September--is either cause for celebration or nervousness. I saw the reconstituted band at the Black Cat last May and didn't quite feel the old magic; the band wasn't as lurching, dissonant, or unpredictable as they were when I saw them in their prime, and sounded more (to me, anyway) like your garden variety, competent, riff-centric rock band.
Still, the mp3 available on the WIRED site makes me smile, and almost convinces me that it's 1994 again. Almost.
Below: No, not Polvo, but Sebadoh, with the titular song.
Jeffry Cudlin is an artist, curator, art critic, and musician living and working in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He formerly served as the Director of Exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center. His reviews have appeared in the Washington City Paper, Sculpture Magazine, and the Washington Post.