For whatever reason I always lumped these guys in with the DC punk scene, but maybe it's just cause there's a Fugazi influence on their early stuff to my ears. Maybe I was just fucking up. I was probably just fucking up.
So they're a North Carolina band. Whatevs. So was Ryan Adams. For a while, at least. I digress.
Polvo was semi-big in their own way in the early/mid 90's, and then disappeared for a while. In 2009 they released a reunion album which, much like their fellow North Carolinians Superchunk's effort the following year, kicks ass. Clean, tight, and well produced.
The whole album is amazing, but I really love this track:
And this is the band doing a credible Dinosaur Jr, but in their own odd, orchestral way: