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Premature Evaluation: The Polyphonic Spree – The Fragile Army

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 »

By: Stereogum / May 25, 2007 - 2:55 pm

New Polyphonic Spree – “Light To Follow”

Thanks Matt for the heads up on the first track to surface from Tim DeLaughter’s latest set of Sections. “Light To Follow” (that’s §29 for those compiling such things) is a sprawling thumper, all slinky bassline with a mix of digi and acoustic percussion, later tipping into anthemic grandiosity (it’s the Spree after all). Worth… More »

By: Stereogum / May 17, 2007 - 10:11 am

The Fragile Army Cover

The bold block lettering says “army,” the words toppling over each other indicates the fragility. And the flock of seagulls is … DeLaughter having a laugh? Maybe. TVT releases The Fragile Army on June 19th. Check the entire record in a mashed-up übertune here, and pore over Polyphonic’s Photoshopping skills below. Don’t worry about their… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2007 - 11:26 am

New Polyphonic Spree – “The Fragile Army”

Forget mashed up track segments, here’s a full course of the title track from the forthcoming The Fragile Army, set to a series of band and crowd pics, ending with the message “This video was created using 2,341 still photos. No video whatsoever.” The Spree sounds like they’re mulling some serious issues, and DeLaughter’s score’… More »

By: Stereogum / May 2, 2007 - 1:10 pm

The Fragile Army, Mashed

It’s been a tough to keep up with just how many of our favorite bands were dropping new material in ’07, and Tim DeLaughter’s solution is one to grab even the most ADD-addled blogger: ditch the rainbow robes, don the black parade fatigues, and tease the forthcoming record in a coherent, seamless mashup. This track… More »

By: Stereogum / April 26, 2007 - 3:51 pm

A Lesson In Drug Culture From Tim Harrington & Brian Teasley

The great zine Chunklet and Super Deluxe had Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington and The Polyphonic Spree’s Brian Teasley make hams of themselves on the streets during SXSW. Tim’s a natural. Surprised?

Les Savy favatics can hear tiny bits of the new stuff by heading over to their site. LSF want you… More »

By: Stereogum / April 13, 2007 - 5:07 pm

SXSW Video: The Polyphonic Spree @ Club De Ville

One of the most-hailed sets of last week’s fest came from the disrobed, black parade of The Polyphonic Spree at Hot Freaks! bloggapalooza at Club de Ville. Tim DeLaughter regaled the crowd, acting as military-fatigue clad conductor and corralling his massive, Fragile Army through tunes from the forthcoming, aforementioned record and classics alike. Here’s “Hanging… More »

By: Stereogum / March 23, 2007 - 9:15 am

SXSW: Last Day In Austin

As promised, here’s our last photo roundup of the shows we hit and folks we pestered on the streets of Austin during this year’s South By Southwest music festival. All in all we had a great time, saw some old friends, and constantly ran into Tim Harrington at the shows we chose to hit (again). More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 8:02 pm

Lollapalooza Update

PJ Harvey and Le Tigre join the Lollapalooza 2004 line-up, which already includes Morrissey, Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, String Cheese Incident, Modest Mouse, the Polyphonic Spree, Gomez and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. More »

By: Stereogum / April 20, 2004 - 9:50 am

Polyphonic Spree Cover David Bowie

Stream “Five Years.”

Thanks to Product Shop for that one, and for the Courtney Meets Janet buzz!

Aging breast-baring divas gotta stick together. More »

By: Stereogum / March 30, 2004 - 2:09 pm

More Lollapalooza 2004 Buzz

In addition to Morrissey, Flaming Lips, and Sonic Youth…

String Cheese Incident, Polyphonic Spree, and Modest Mouse have signed on. More »

By: Stereogum / March 30, 2004 - 9:58 am
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