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In today’s Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn’t play or do anything, and that’s no intended sleight to these critical players, whether they be hypemen, “vibes managers,” or just token old dudes to round out a musical family. Honorable mention goes out to Broken Social Scene’s fourth guitar… More »

Who wins in a cage match — Danielson Famile, I’m From Barcelona, or the Polyphonic Spree? Daniel has the biggest reason to fight: Tim DeLaughter nabbed dude?s choral robe idea, landed car commercial placement, etc. On the other hand, I’m From Barcelona are Swedish (sneaky), include five more members than the Spree, sport adventurous facial… More »

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Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test

Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 10:41 am
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The Polyphonic Spree – “You Don’t Know Me” Video

The Polyphonic Spree have a new album out, Yes, It's True. Surrounding its release, the band have made a video for "You Don't Know Me."…
Liz Pelly | August 10, 2013 - 3:01 pm
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The Polyphonic Spree – “Hold Yourself Up”

Last year, Tim DeLaughter's psychedelic cult choir the Polyphonic Spree released a holiday record, but the forthcoming Yes, It's True is being promoted as their…
Amrit Singh | July 29, 2013 - 11:43 am

The Polyphonic Spree – “You Don’t Know Me”

The teaming, cultlike Texan psych-pop choir the Polyphonic Spree haven’t released a proper album in about six years, but they’ll be back in a few…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2013 - 11:33 am

The Polyphonic Spree – “A Working Elf’s Theme” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Texan good-vibes psych choir the Polyphonic Spree are back with their first album since 2007, and it's a bit of a left turn: The yuletide…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2012 - 11:46 am

The Polyphonic Spree – “What Would You Do?”

The Polyphonic Spree recently dropped a teaser to their upcoming tour and the clip is soundtracked by their new song, "What Would You Do?" And,…
Corban Goble | January 25, 2012 - 2:07 pm

The Polyphonic Spree – “Bullseye” Video

Tim DeLaughter's symphonic pop cult the Polyphonic Spree have released a new song via an interactive video designed by Moonbot Studios for the iPad/iPhone. Here'…
Scott Lapatine | July 12, 2011 - 11:11 am

Learn Guitar From The Polyphonic Spree

Spree guitarist Cory Helms will visit your home (via webcam) and “… work on exactly what you want to work on,” whether that’s a lesso…
jessica | March 18, 2010 - 10:33 am

New Polyphonic Spree Demo – “Apart”

Tim DeLaughter’s posted another GarageBand demo of new Polyphonic material, again getting vulnerable and going it alone with a couple of guitars and multi-tracked vocal…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2009 - 2:33 pm
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New Polyphonic Spree Demo – “Blurry”

As Tim DeLaughter notes regarding the Built To Spill-y “Blurry”: “This is how the songs usually start, in a demo process. Pretty stripped down. So,…
brandon | July 20, 2009 - 5:46 pm
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Tim DeLaughter Stops The Gap Between Polyphonic Spree LPs With The United States Of Tara’s Theme Song

You should really be watching Diablo Cody’s new Showtime show if you like unrealistic characters and the worst of Juno’s dialogue and generally being infuriated…
Amrit Singh | January 26, 2009 - 5:46 pm

DeVotchKa, Sparklehorse, Album Leaf Cover The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's cult stop-motion film turns 15 this year, and as previously reported a motley crew of indie and goth-pop acts have recorded covers for…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2008 - 10:57 am
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Revisited By Various Alt And Indie Rockers

Get ready goths and Evanescence fans, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. As part of the spooky fanfare, Billboard report…
brandon | August 13, 2008 - 11:42 am
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New Polyphonic Spree Video – “We Crawl”

Tim DeLaughter’s finally done it; his choral rock symphony officially has more Sections than it does members. And this here “Section 26 (We Crawl)” i…
Stereogum | January 14, 2008 - 9:34 am
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Holidays Are Times Of Magic, Free MP3s

Thank you, Jim Noir. Over the past few weeks, more and more bands have come to the holiday table with new, seasonally appropriate songs to…
Stereogum | December 12, 2007 - 10:44 am
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Free Futbol Jamz

As we made painfully clear during World Cup season, we know little of this soccer, and our news updates on the sport's attempt to woo…
Stereogum | August 16, 2007 - 2:53 pm
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Lollapalooza ’07: Friday In Photos

Plenty of guitar rawk to go around, but Lolla Day One was a dancer's delight: Ghostland Observatory, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk ...
Stereogum | August 4, 2007 - 4:21 pm
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New Polyphonic Spree Video – “Running Away”

Much like the vid assembled for their full-album promo mashup, the clip for Polyphonic’s first single from The Fragile Army features nothing but still photos,…
Stereogum | June 5, 2007 - 9:24 am
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New Polyphonic Spree – “Running Away”

You Polyphonic Spree fans have liked what you’ve heard of the record so far, so here’s the first single from the Texan troupe’s new record.
Stereogum | May 26, 2007 - 4:01 pm
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