Celebrate the New Dark Age, the second EP from Polvo, is filled with the band's chaotic, twisted guitars and sarcastic, witty lyrics. "Fractured (Like Chandliers)" and "Tragic Carpet Ride" are two amazing guitar songs. "Fractured's" extensive whammy-bar use produces great hard-rocking, wobbling dissonance. "Tragic Carpet Ride" is a straight, hard rock song that perfectly intertwines the distortion of both guitars. The EP also has its lighter side with songs like "Virtual Cold," which is both melancholy and emotional, and "City Spirit." As always, Polvo backs up its swirling guitars with wry, intricate lyrics. A stand-out lyrical track is "Every Holy Shroud," which is reminiscent of Pavement.
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AllMusic Review by Tracy Frey