The Polyphonic Spree

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie seen live alternative indie pop happy pop symphonic pop rock indie rock psychedelic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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‘I’ve never considered myself a religious man, ’ the Polyphonic Spree’s founder Tim DeLaughter (18 November 1965, Dallas, Texas, USA; ex-Tripping Daisy) announced in i-D magazine, upon the release of the Texas-based band’s 2002 debut The Beginning Stages Of... , ‘but this band is showing me that I am truly religious, in the sense of having an uplifting positive attitude towards life.’ Formed with ex-Tripping Daisy members Mark Pirro and Brian Wakeland, the Polyphonic Spree comprises up to 27 band members, that include schoolteachers, hospital workers and set designers among their ranks, the self-styled ‘choral symphonic pop group’ coalesced in just three weeks after DeLaughter was booked as support on a tour with friends Grandaddy. At the project’s inception, DeLaughter had not even planned on being directly involved. Rather, the enigmatic force behind the band says he was just going to put it together and watch:...

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