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The Polyphonic Spree Share New Song “Shadows on the Hillside (Section 48)”

Salvage Enterprise Due Out November 17 via Good Records Recordings

Oct 17, 2023

The Polyphonic Spree are releasing a new album, Salvage Enterprise, on November 17 via Good Records Recordings. Now they have shared another new song from it, “Shadows on the Hillside (Section 48).” More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Art Feynman, Emma Anderson, Steven Wilson, Devendra Banhart, and More

Plus bar Italia, The National, Wings of Desire, CHAI, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2023

Welcome to the 30th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphires all helped me decide what should make the list and we settled on a Top 13. More

The Polyphonic Spree Announce New Album, Share New Song “Galloping Seas”

Salvage Enterprise Due Out November 17 via Good Records Recordings

Sep 19, 2023

The Polyphonic Spree have officially announced a new album, Salvage Enterprise, and shared its first single, “Galloping Seas.” Salvage Enterprise is the band’s first album of original songs in nine years. More

May 02, 2022

What exactly is The Polyphonic Spree? Over the years, speculation has surrounded the Dallas-founded robed choral ensemble led by ex-Tripping Daisy frontman Tim DeLaughter. Some will claim that The Polyphonic Spree is a way of life and state of mind, others that the organization is some sort of commune or cult. In reality, however, The Polyphonic Spree is a revolving door of skilled musicians with whom DeLaughter collaborates in developing utterly enchanting paisley-patterned neo-psychedelic prog pop hymns as few others can. More

Watch: The Polyphonic Spree - “Let Them Be” Video

From The Polyphonic Spree’s New Album Yes, It’s True.

Aug 15, 2013

The Polyphonic Spree’s first new album in six years, Yes, It’s True, was recently released to generally positive reactions, and now there’s a video for standout track “Let Them Be.” Directed by Ben Rowe, the video is a weird and trippy animation filled with frogs, insects, and cell division. More

Listen: The Polyphonic Spree - “Hold Yourself Up”

New Album Yes, It's True Out Aug. 6

Jul 29, 2013

Six years since releasing their last proper album, The Fragile Army, Tim DeLaughter and his choral pop ensemble The Polyphonic Spree will soon release their next album Yes, It’s True. More

Dec 20, 2012

In a bid to out-Flaming Lips the Flaming Lips, today The Polyphonic Spree released a video for their Christmas single, “Silver Bells.” More

The Polyphonic Spree To Record Live Album in NYC

Taking Place At Webster Hall on May 23

May 21, 2012

Jubilation provocateurs The Polyphonic Spree have announced that they record their upcoming show at New York City’s Webster Hall for a live album and DVD to be released in the coming months. More

Mar 05, 2012

Sometimes you can’t get enough of those 20+ member bands right? The Polyphonic Spree is here to help scratch that itch. More

Jan 25, 2012

Earlier this month Tim DeLaughter and his joyful choir The Polyphonic Spree released a video announcement of their upcoming 2012 tour that featured a preview of a track called “What Would You Do?” More

Jan 13, 2012

Tim DeLaughter and his pop choral brigade The Polyphonic Spree are gearing up for their first tour in four years. More

Nov 30, 2011

The Polyphonic Spree have settled into the holiday spirit in its typical en masse fashion, releasing its own holiday single, “It’s Christmas.” More

Nov 11, 2011

Good Records, the imprint ran by Polyphonic Spree’s Tim DeLaughter announced today it is relaunching…with a twist. We have the details. More

Watch: The Polyphonic Spree Trailer for “Bullseye” Interactive Music Video

First Release in Four Years is Interactive Music Video App for iPad

Jul 13, 2011

The Polyphonic Spree have released their new single “Bullseye,” which is the first music to be released from the band in four years. More

May 12, 2011

Tim DeLaughter, the robed ringleader of the Texas-based pop choir The Polyphonic Spree, has announced the formation of a new music project called Preteen Zenith. More


Nov 17, 2023

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree. He also threw in some answers to questions from our The End interview series on endings and death. More


Aug 07, 2013

Returning in exuberant form with their first original material for almost six years, Yes, It’s True sees Tim Delaughter’s expansive Dallas pop collective attempt to take in a broader sonic scope. More

Nov 13, 2012

When it seems like every pop star with more than a one-album deal releases a holiday album, why don’t more folks from the fringes do it? A vocal-oriented group like The Polyphonic Spree is a natural to follow earlier examples such as Sufjan Stevens’ 2006 box set, even if it doesn’t crowd Madonna’s “Santa Baby” from the airwaves. More