Polvo played some of the twistiest, twangiest guitar lines of the indie-rock ’90s. The band's members shared a hometown (Chapel Hill, N.C.) with bands like Archers Of Loaf, but always seemed somehow more mysterious—more unusual and more hermetic—than their slacker peers. Albums like 1992’s Cor-Crane Secret and especially 1993’s Today’s Active Lifestyles remain epochal touchstones for a post-Sonic Youth indie-rock sound. Polvo followed a recent cue when it rebanded to make a comeback album that is actually, against all odds, very good. The new In Prism plays as more muscular than Polvo past, but it’s still all pitch-bends and slurs.