Polvo (above) & The Clean (below)
The Clean

This September Merge Records will be releasing new albums by both The Clean and Polvo.

Polvo's new disc, In Prism, their first in 12 years, will come out September 8th. The band's upcoming shows in June and July include a free Friday, July 31th gig at South Street Seaport with the Obits. A few days before that, the band plays the XX Merge celebration. More tour dates for the fall are on the way.

The Clean's new record, Mister Pop, also comes out September 8th. That'll be that band's first record in eight years. Check out a track from the new disc, above. In 2003, Merge put out a retrospective of the band called Anthology. In 2007, the band played some NYC shows. I'm sure there will be more with the new album, though none are scheduled that we know of at the moment.

Hamish Kilgour of The Clean is also on The Mad Scene who play with Times New Viking at The Bell House this Saturday, June 13th. Tickets are still on sale.

Polvo tour dates and track list below...

In Prism track listing:
1. Right the Relation
2. D.C. Trails
3. Beggar's Bowl
4. City Birds
5. Lucia
6. Dream residue/Work
7. The Pedlar
8. A Thousand Waves

Polvo - 2009 Tour Dates
06.26.2009 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
06.27.2009 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundro Lounge w/ UME
07.22-26.09 Chapel Hill, NC XX Merge
07.30.2009 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's w/ Obits
07.31.2009 New York, NY South Street Seaport w/ Obits
08.01.2009 Baltimore, MD Ottobar