The Chapel Hill, NC band Polvo made a name for itself in the 1990s with off-kilter rhythms, dissonant guitars and cryptic wordplay. The band broke up in 1998, but is back with its first new studio album in 12 years. It's called In Prism. Hear a cut from that record on this edition of All Songs Considered, plus new music from the Danish band Mew, singer-songwriter A.A. Bondy, an ambitious new album from the folk-rock group Noah and the Whale, an intercontinental collaboration via e-mail from the band Bell Horses, and Swedish musician Axel Willner, a.k.a. The Field.
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- Song: Dream Residue/Work
- from In Prism
Sometimes Life Isn't Easy
- Song: Sometimes Life Isn't Easy
- from No More Stories Are Told Today Sorry...
I Can See the Pines Are Dancing
- Song: I Can See the Pines Are Dancing
Noah and The Whale
- Song: Blue Skies
- from First Days of Spring
- Song: Dust of Us
- from This Loves Last Time
Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
- Song: Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
- from Yesterday and Today