Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We are playing a FREE show at the Dallas Museum of Art this Friday, 6/17 at 9pm. New shirts and a limited edition, signed and numbered, silk screened poster by Nevada Hill will be for sale.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Hi.
Alot happening. But by this point, I bet nobody believes us! Just stay tuned if possible. Alittle longer.
In the meantime, I received a facebook message and this is what happened via email today....put a big smile on our faces.! Enjoy the song......xJ

http://www.goodrecordsrecordings.com/iwanttobeinthepolyphonicspree.mp3


Hi julie....

its me christian, i asked you the other day on facebook for your e-mail to send you a little song i wanted you and tim (especially tim!) to hear called 'i want to be in the polyphonic spree'. I recorded it a couple years ago though, and i didn't know tims name wasn't pronounced that way (we don't have the name 'delaughter' in england) so i apologise for that, i bet its annoying.

I hope you guys like it. My favourite three bands of all time are the beach boys, suede and the polyphonic spree.


pow!


love
JEGARD x



Brilliant. We love it so much, especially tim :)

May we have permission to post at the the poly site?

X
J


yeah, of course! oh by the way, check out my bands new ep... its different sort of stuff, we're a sort of pop/punk/indie band called the valentines. We like doo-wop and punk and well... just pop music really. My singings a bit different than on the spree song... i sing softer on home recordings you see.

i'm glad you like it! I always wanted to see you guys live... i came close once, when you played in birmingham for the fragile army tour. My girlfriend got us tickets, and we travelled up from brighton - i was so excited. Then when we got there she had mixed up the dates and you played the previous night. I was really upset. Then when we were at home the next night i saw you on jonathan ross and i got even more upset. She bought me a jacket to make up for it but it didn't quite cut the mustard.... anyway, i was heartbroken. I really hope you come to the uk again. But anyway, yeah! put it on the site by all means! I'd be incredibly honoured...that'd be splendid!

cheers julie!


lots of love,
JEGARD x




Wednesday, June 30, 2010



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Our good friend Rolyn Barthelman & Wee See are featured in one of the best online kid's magazines there is. You can learn more about the mastermind behind Wee See by clicking HERE.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wee See turns 1 TODAY---if you haven't seen it you are missing out---FINE ART not just for the kiddos---ALL AGES---Wee See World


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Guitar Lessons with The Polyphonic Spree Guitarist!

Hello everyone! That's right, I will come to your house (via webcam) and give you one on one guitar lessons! I'll gladly accept all ages, beginner to advanced. We can work on exactly what you want to work on. Whether you just want to be able to play along with your favorite songs, play by ear,improvise,learn a bit of theory, or even write your own songs, I'd love to help! I can also help you with getting different tones,choosing and using effects, guitars, amps, and other equipment. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to meet fans of the band, and just anyone with an interest in playing guitar, which is something I always enjoy doing.

So if you're interested, feel free to email me at spreeguitar@gmail.com for details. I look forward to hearing from you!

- Cory

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Polyphonic Spree is now on Facebook. 
Follow us at the official page at
www.facebook.com/polyphonicspree
and join us on our upcoming adventures.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Invisible Children & La Blogotheque Invite Fans To Help Raise Funds For A Film Collaboration With The Polyphonic Spree That Will Help End Child Soldiering In Uganda

SAN DIEGO, JANUARY 27, 2009- The media-based non-profit organization Invisible Children and internationally recognized music portal La Blogotheque are teaming up to take orchestral genius’s The Polyphonic Spree and two other high caliber bands (TBD) to Gulu, Uganda where a rebel leader has been abducting children and forcing them to fight as child soldiers. The entire trip will be captured on film as bands are exposed to the devastating effects of the 24 year long war, along with the resilience of the people trying to stop it. The result will be a radically new kind of music documentary that will be sold to raise funds for Invisible Children’s life changing programs.

This collaborative film will not only document the bands and their experience with Ugandan culture, but will capture spontaneous acoustic performances along the way. As the history is revealed to the bands they will choose different settings in which to play their music that will be captured in the vein of La Blogotheque’s widely popular Take Away Shows (shows that capture bands playing outside their usual venue environment ie. Arcade Fire performing in an elevator or Sigur Ros performing in a restaurant). Among the gorgeous ambiance of Gulu’s vast landscapes these settings will act as the link between the majestically filmed Take Away Show and the story of the Ugandan people.

Invisible Children & La Blogotheque made the announcement via Kickstarter.com, a community based fundraising website that allows filmmakers, artists, etc. to present their projects to the public. Anyone and everyone visiting the site can then decide to fund the project through small or large donations in return for exclusive memorabilia from the film (digital downloads, signed photobooks, etc) or even film credit. Through the many small donations, Invisible Children and La Blogotheque are looking to receive the support from people who believe that this film will translate the redeeming power of music to ignite social and cultural change.

This project will only happen if this money gets raised. Support the making of this film and watch the pitch video at:
Invisible Children
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/750755607/take-away-shows-in-uganda-with-polyphonic-spree

The awareness generated by this groundbreaking musical documentary will prove that ‘musical notes can be more powerful than bullets, and songs more powerful than bombs’.



About Invisible Children, Inc.
Invisible Children is a social, political and global movement using the transformative power of story to change lives. By inspiring youth culture to value creativity, idealism and sacrifice, the movement fuels the most effective, adaptable and innovative programs in the world. Programs on the ground focus on long-term development through education and economic opportunities, while awareness and advocacy efforts focus on educating and inspiring the Western world to use their unique voice for change. The organization was created after the release of the 2004 film “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” a revealing documentary about the plight of child soldiers in northern Uganda. For more information, visit http://www.invisiblechildren.com.

About La Blogotheque

Founded by Christophe (Chryde) Abric in September, 2003, La Blogotheque was initially created as a way to transmit Christophe’s love for, knowledge of and interest in independent music, using the Internet and the many mediums it can support to share information. Since then, La Blogotheque has grown significantly - not only as a concept but as a portal, hosting approximately 400 exclusive videos and over 4,000 articles, and welcoming 11,000 Unique Visitors per day, accounting for the site’s 750,000 Page Views per month.

Receiving worldwide recognition as the “tastemaker” for independent music, La Blogotheque is an international brand with an equally international audience. The site serves as the music lover’s - and artist’s - source for articles and news releases, exclusive interviews with independent artists, and, more recently, for two very unique experiences: The Take Away Shows (Concerts a Emporter) and Pocket Parties (Les Soirees de Poche).
http://www.blogotheque.net


Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's official, Wee See will soon be available at the MoMA Store!!
http://moma.org/visit/plan/stores

http://www.weeseeworld.com

NEW RULE FROM WEE SEE

http://weeseeworld.com/site/2009/10/29/wee-see’s-new-rule
http://www.vimeo.com/7328668

Wee See’s New Rule from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Got a phone call the other day from the beautiful and talented Erykah Badu.
I was invited to join her and The Cannabinoids feat on stage for a musical exchange
on her song "Danger", had a blast!!! We will most definitely hook up again.
Too much fun!
Tim
(photo by Xtina Lam)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wee See, The Polyphonic Spree, TEDxSMU

The Polyphonic Spree & Wee See at TED from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.



http://weeseeworld.com/site/wee-saw/
http://vimeo.com/7053861
Hi. Chris invited me to see Alice Cooper. THANKS!
FRONT ROW: one of the best theater rock concerts i have EVER been to!





me and alice discussing our upcoming christmas/holiday shows


TEDxSMU

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Free Show Tonight in New York City!

The Polyphonic Spree and DJ Lord (from Public Enemy)
Tonight, 10/1/09, 7pm @ Webster Hall.

Text NEW YORK to 68405 to get the code that gives you and one friend free admission.

Must be 21 and over.
Sponsored by Southern Comfort

Sunday, September 20, 2009



Stop by Good Records on Tuesday to pick up your copy of the CD or the 180 gram LP which comes with a FREE CD of the album. See them live at Good Records Wednesday night, Friday night at Lola's in Fort Worth, Saturday at City Tavern Dallas, and in Denton at Hailey's on Wednesday 9/30. You will not be disappointed.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hope ya had fun with the demos. And hope you will like where they go. Til next time...tim

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

here ya go, another demo in the works enjoy!


http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/compost.mp3

Will be posting another demo today at noon, TX time.
Check it out!

Monday, August 24, 2009

http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/damagecontrol.mp3

again, as promised.

this is one i wrote late at night upon my return from nyc. John and I decided to add some drums for the time being. this one is about a conversation I had with my dad. Still in the werks as always.

enjoy.
See ya tomorrow with another one..
Tim
It's good to be back! been pushing the cart for awhile now.
I will be posting more demo's sometime today. Actually it will be
one a day. It will be more "in the works" so to speak. stay tuned.
Thanks, Tim

Monday, July 27, 2009

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/maker.mp3

wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/maker.wav

This is not a finished idea, but wanted to get the
essence down so I wouldn't forget.

This concludes batch one's ideas. Breather.
And more soon. Thanks for listening!

Enjoy! Have a good day!

Oh, I heard they're making a "Spider Man" Broadway
musical? Very bad idea. I think people are losing their
minds, or they think we have lost ours.

Tim

Sunday, July 26, 2009

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/baby.mp3


wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/baby.wav

This idea/the chorus was born one evening when
Julie was pregnant with Felix, our youngest of four.

I forgot about it and Julie has been reminding me
of the melody "god loves baby" for a long time so
I decided to record what I could remember.

I really like this one.

Tim

Saturday, July 25, 2009

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/bullseye.mp3

wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/bullseye.wav

Hope you're having a great Saturday. This is "bullseye"
for now...triplex/teXas.

Tomorrow, Sunday, peaceful, please come back.

Love
Tim

Friday, July 24, 2009


(snapshot by Julie)

It's Friday. Relief for most me thinks.

wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/relief.wav

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/relief.mp3

This was the first one written. Dallas, teXas.

Come back tomorrow.

Tim

Thursday, July 23, 2009

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/breathe.mp3

wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/breathe.wav


This was done in NYC as well. I did it on a radio shack
handheld tape recorder. I had nothing set up to record
with yet. So, I just grabbed the easiest tool to get this
song down, before I lost the idea. (I do that a lot.
Lose songs, cause I have no way of recording at times.)

Anyway, it had a half speed adjustment on it. So, I used it.
I really like the pixie-ish character feeling, it gives me with
these lyrics about Julie.

Enjoy! Come on back tomorrow for another one.

Tim

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/meat.wav

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/meat.mp3

Well, I made the decision to include you on my song ideas...
no matter how crude the sonic quality. Obviously I had
the mic a little too close to the organ so the lyrics are
somewhat buried which is a drag for me. But I still wanna share.

By the way, each song ya hear was written and recorded in
the same day...hence, sticking to my mission. When this
one was going down it was really late and I kept messing up,
Julie told me to keep going. You'll hear it.

Enjoy...more tomorrow.

tim

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/apart.mp3


wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/apart.wav


This was the second one written in NYC. It's just me on garageband
getting the idea down. I think once you hear more of these demos
you'll come to find a very defined theme. One that is VERY important
for me to express.

tim

Monday, July 20, 2009

as promised...

wav:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/blurry.wav

mp3:
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/blurry.mp3

This is how the songs usually start, in a
demo process. Pretty stripped down. So,
enjoy the process of the seed.

Give these guys a little time to load.
Come back around noon tomorrow I should
have another one up.

Love,
tim

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hi. This is Julie catching up a bit for Timmy D. before I head back to Nyc early in morning where he's still in a bubble/wonderful little space in West Village writing...he's without internet there so I'm helping out. So here we go....
Tim just found out he's up for (obviously just a contender) a chance of getting to become the composer for the next season's Showtime series The United States of Tara but on immediate deadline, of course!. Anyway, he has incredibly limited gear to do much more than anything but just "write"... so thankfully, Benny B, who luckily lives close by is at the apt now to lend a helping hand with his recording goods. (This would be Benjamin Curtis of The School of Seven Bells..an old friend and young spirit of UFOFU, Tripping Daisy and The Secret Machines..I mention his projects because ya should def check out his latest band first mentioned/amazing!)...
Anyway, all good because the deadline is, ha, NOW and Tim is def out of his comfort zone of home studio/Mark Pirro in hometown of Dallas. Mark engineers most everything in regards to these type of projects we participate in! But even stranger, we found out the theme song we recorded as a family (literally) for this show that ran last season was announced as an Emmy nominee this morning. Woke to a wonderful email congratulating us. AWESOME. Even better, we're real fans of the show! You can find a link here to check it out...also, look for a full song version of it on next Poly album. Can't remember for sure but I think we named it "The Ride"??????
http://goodrecordsrecordings.com/The_Ride.wav

Ok..enough bragging= you're gagging. :) just excited.

What's going on? Besides most polys staying very busy... all of us in many different ways, here goes the music. Tim is almost done writing the record. We're gonna share a few demos shortly.... lone geetar and voice. No pre pro this time, etc. Will leave the rest up to you for imagination. End of July we'll have more. WE START THE ALBUM AUG.4, 2009. FOR REALZ. You'll be able to find it on our own Good Records Recordings label pretty soon after. BTW, please check out our Good Records Recordings Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/goodrecordsrecordings) and so many wonderful artists...and friend's other forward moving efforts of greatness. And please, stay in touch with Good Records (goodrecords.com)itself. CHRIS PENN and co. have been AMAZING keeping the heart of that place alive.

Some upcoming Poly SHOWS:
SoCo shows...this means we'll be making tribute and doing many covers..some new ones. Suprise. I have to admit, we do love us some covers!
Aug. 27 New Jersey (Asbury)
Sept.17 Boston (Paradise)
Sept. 24 Dallas (Paladium)
Oct.1 Nyc (Webster Hall)

Different event/direction: amazing concept..we will perform as well. CHECK OUT THIS LINK!
Oct.10 Dallas
(venue tbd)


I just reread this blog entry and it doesn't quite "feel" like what I really wanted to say but it's been a long time and hopefully you're getting something from it. Difficult to remember, describe or discuss all the LIFE stuff and fun spontaneous jams happening all around as well as GROWTH all the over the place locally, yup, right here yall. Dallas, teXas.

Tim will be back soon :) to carry on the dialogue.

Much love from all the Poly's!


Friday, June 26, 2009

I was on the rim of the Grand Canyon when i heard the rumblings of Michael Jackson "had an heart attack" I was immediately sick...... I'm looking out across this beautiful reduction of earth.
It was and is beautiful! (we're out on an outting for Mark Pirro's bachelor party) Then 20 minutes later Tony tells me he's dead......... I could not and would not except this news...... So, kept asking him "are you sure"?!  "are you sure"?!!! He said " yeah they are talking bout it on CNN" (not that I put that much stock in CNN) but, it sounded like it was true, the way he was reacting to his friend on the other line. Then I realized it was true.. I started to cry and wished Julie was with me cause, I knew she was just as crushed as I was, along with my kids. Our son Oscar was a huge Michael Jackson fan, he dances to him all the time. Two days before we left my daughter Stella said "listen to this song Oscar and i sing together" The song was "Ben" they sang it a'capella. It was AWESOME!! 
That was comforting for me, remembering that moment. 
This is the first time I've had internet service. (in Arizona) I'm still in shock.....
I haven't seen any TV out here and haven't look for any news. 
Wanted to express my heartfelt loss for this man and his kids.
He was one of the most spirited human beings "WE" have been graced with.
What a loss.
Just go watch him as a kid on youtube and see it that "wonder" that we all have.
It's just that, he knew it early on and we got the privilege to get experience it.
I will miss him along with my family.
Take Care,
Tim

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day To all you Fathers and Mothers who play the role of a Father!

Look for our upcoming release on Good Records Recordings........  Artist  "Binary Sunrise"..... check them out on myspace. 
The Edge (radio station) in Dallas will be playing those guys tonight at 11pm. (song 5 Minutes)
It's the first time for them to be heard at radio. Congrats to them!!
have a GOOD day,
Tim

 

Saturday, June 20, 2009

What's up?
Me.
I'm typing to you from 30,000 ft in a hot air balloon, called delta.
They have wifi, and it's the first time, I've ever got to do this, (you know be on the internet at this altitude) so, had to 
give you guys and gals a shout> am i coming in clear?
On my way back from the NYC, had a fantastic time, too short.
Will be back in July.
sorry, gotta go, this guy sitting beside me needs to hit the restroom.
bye,
tim

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hi, people of the world.
HOPE all is well with you! (and if not) IT WILL TURN AROUND!
We'll as you can see, I haven't put up that song. 
Which means, my lunch with Adam turned out to be unproductive, in ah since of, figuring out the posting of said song. (I'm on it) Wasn't his fault, I didn't even bring it up so, I got that going for me which is nice.
But, we had a GREAT visit and good food and a few drinks and met a couple of friends of his from his work. Great guys.
I also, stayed around to watch this band. He used to be in the Redwalls, played guitar.
He was at the place we were at and we saw each other. Cant remember his name, (I suck at that) faces i know it's just the name of the face that escapes me everytime. (So, if we ever bump into each other and i remember you with some sort of enthusiasm  means I remember you, just not your name. Don't take personally.) It's a handicap.
The bands name escapes me. They were headlining. I came into the club (pianos) while the band prior to them was still on. They had 2 songs left, and they knocked my socks off!
They gave me the ROCK i needed at the time, wish i had seen more. Rhythm section awesome! loved it!
I do remember their name cause i text Julie right after. their called "twin shadows" Now i only caught the last 2 songs. So, I can't fully recommend them, But, what I saw was GREAT! so check em out, their from here, NYC.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS show up for the opening band (unless you know) "you never know what the tide will bring" (Tom Hanks Cast Away)
The band I came to see was really good as well. I think I was just ready for some rock after those guys. They (twin shadows) kinda set my tone for the evening.  I will say this.. about the band I came to see. The lead singer was very genuine and cares about peoples well being and THAT is HUGE to translate that to the public. He's sings about situations he's been in with his girlfriend etc. 
Sensitive,  passionate and very friendly. (which is nice to know, especially since he was the first person i saw after the first band, and was going on and on to him about that band that had just finished, about "how awesome that was"!) I didn't know he was the lead singer of the band i came to see till he popped up on stage and started setting up. That was pretty uncomfortable.

Next day:
Hooked up with mine and Julie's good friend Heather who was celebrating a very special birthday with her man Rolyn (the artist/creator of weesee). We did Momofuko which is a staple, for us every time we come up here, (chicken buns) and sake. But we had "Lone Star" beer. (it was her birthday) Then we went to "Chickalious" sp? just deserts that's all they do.
And, their the BEST! 
I bid them a farewell and off i went....
I met up with Phil Karnats and his sweet wife Lindsey, we had a great visit. He's here, for a show, their playing tonight. (Secret Machines) I will be going to that tonight with Jay Jennings (one of our trumpet players. The one without the fro) and his girl. He just moved up here, so you may see him out and about if your in the NYC area. 

I left there and went home, and stayed in the apt for about 35 hours without leaving, writing and messing with garageband. I have no internet where I'm staying.
So, I'm in a Starbucks typing away and I have to go>
BYE,
Have a nice evening and some sweet dreams.
Tim



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Howdy people,
been on a journey, like us all. (compliments of Julie, she made this happen for me.) I love her for that and much much more. 
In NYC as we speak, doing some writing, visiting friends and working on the future.
I found this interesting song, I would like to share. So give me alittle time to work this out.
Never done this before, so bare with me. I know this is so revealing of my blogging inadequacies. 
But damn it, you got start somewhere, or it'll never happen.
On my way to meet Adam our front of house sound engineer for some food and conversation.
maybe he can help me out. I mean he's professional sound engineer for crying out loud. I'll let ya know.
I'm on the west side (greenwich village) area. Hope to bump into some you freaks. I mean that in a good way!
later,
Tim

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Hey, what's up? Sorry for the delay in given you the skinny.
LA Wee See launch was perfect! Great to see some familiar folks as well as meeting some
new enthusiastic humans towards Wee See.

The Polyphonic Spree is doing what it does, continues to navigate their daily lives.
Writing has been going on consistently. Have been doing alot of jams lately with other folks in the community. The other night had a few peeps from the group Mt. Righteous.
 I had presented them their award at "The Quick Awards Show" at the Granada Theater (I was asked if I would present the final awards for the evening. Which I was honored to do so by the way) It was a interesting evening for me, because I had never done that before and I was a bit nervous. But, it all worked out and prompted me to ask them (Mt. Righteous) if they wanted to jam. So we did and it was a blast! Their a good group of kids and I enjoyed improvising with them, switching instruments and such. Wish them all the best.
I have been working on getting my Identity back from Myspace and Facebook. It seems there have been people impersonating as me,(Tim DeLaughter) without me knowing.
I know this sounds alittle naive to not know this till recently, but as you may or may not know. I have really never been very active or should say interactive on these forums regarding myself.
It's always been with TPS and even then my input was pretty void. 
So, after I decided to take back all TPS related sites, (creative content etc). It spawned us (Julie and I to check out "me". That's when we discovered the impostors. 
So, I apologize for those of you who thought you were talking to me, and maybe getting no response or info etc. This is being worked out as we speak.
The Tim DeLaughter myspace is sorted and you will see the link on The Polyphonic Spree friends area. Although, it's up. It's not quite realized please be patient. As far as The Facebook is concerned it's being handled and should be rectified soon. Will keep you posted. 
This is all happening with the gracious help of Josh and My friend Mark. (leaving last name out on purpose) who are quite savvy in this area.
Thank You guys!!
Have a great day people!
Tim

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

WEE ARE INVITING ANYONE IN THE WORLD TO COME 
TO THIS EVENT. IT'S IN 2.5 HOURS! 
GORILLA STYLE BABY!
NO RSVP REQUIRED!
HOPE TO SEE YOU!

wee see in LA on June 2nd at 6:30 to 8:30

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hello.... humans and whatever else is reading this....
HOPE all is well with you all. Just got back from NYC, from our first Wee See launch party,
which was an evening filled with reminiscing with old friends and frolicking with new and interesting and engaging people. What a night! 
We do this in Dallas tomorrow night... can't wait and ready for whatever pops up.
We leave for LA on June 1st for the launch on June 2nd.

 After our NYC launch party we made it to the Toadies show at Irving Plaza which was a blast from the past, they were GREAT! and it was fun seeing them enjoying themselves. Happy for those guys and couldn't help but to cut a rug with em and ended playing drums with Mark and Tony.
Great day and night.

The following day (in NYC) we (Julie and I) were invited to engage dialogue with some incredible people. The platform was designed for the progress/process of inspiring each other in our everyday workings of life.
Quite moving, in so many ways. We should all get together some time and share our beliefs on the self-workings of living. I know, I can get pretty crazy about this subject and all it's possibilities.
So, it's nice to hear other perspectives, and the reaffirming of ones own navigating practices.
Sweet Dreams,
Tim



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Check out our NEW myspace page, I think it's lovely.
(Thank You Josh, for helping me get it together.)

I would like to share something with you all.
We are no longer on the Orchard Group record label. They're the ones that bought TVT (nightmare) our previous label.
To make this happen, they (Orchard) were gracious enough to let us buy our
record (The Fragile Army) back, along with our freedom from any future
ties to them.
We are now back on our own label (Good Records)
Where we started from in the first place in the year 2000, with the release of The Beginning Stages of.....
So, this now means we have come full circle.
What a "long and strange trip that was"
Thanks to all those labels who were brave enough to harbor such a project, your efforts were
appreciated. (except for TVT.. although I can't say we weren't warned)

These are exciting times for us all, for too many reasons to list.
I will say the song writing began yesterday, on May the 12th.
(i don't mean there hasn't been any approaching new song ideas,
that's been going on for awhile now)
I say, "began yesterday" because yesterday I decided to complete a song a day,
instead of bits and pieces of ideas.
So, there's 2 that are complete, and the shape of the theme has been born, for the future
ears who care.
I think i will share snip-its of the bare bones of the songs, (just me and acoustic) to give you an idea of where it starts from, before it's completely realized with full band.
I will ponder this with Julie and we'll see what we can work out.
Peace,
Tim

Monday, May 11, 2009

wee see 
I'm 9 minutes late wishing all you moms A Happy Mother's Day!
Hope it was a good one. You deserve it!
love, us

Friday, May 08, 2009

Well, what day it was yesterday.
We played a show at Greenhill, a K thru 12th grade school.
We played in the "quad" (kinda like a courtyard/commons area) where the kids had their lunch
(Hot dogs and hamburgers and lemonade) outside, while we we're playing music.
It was a constant rotation of different grades lunch periods.

I was pretty anxious the day before because we (the band) hadn't played together for a while and we we're missing some key players i.e. Nick (piano), who was busy writing a 20 page paper for school. (he goes to North Texas). So it was kinda hectic trying to go thru songs without a piano player plus a few other missing players to boot, while putting a set together for the rotation of kids lunch periods. This meant continuous playing without feeling like "we just played that song" and "are these cool for this age group" etc.
The rehearsal was, in my opinion, kinda like a train wreck, (that's why I was anxious) but some people in the band disagree with me on the "train wreck" part. (different perspectives)

We had to be there at 8:30 in the morning for load in and a line check. All this was going on by the way, with kids and faculty all around.
We started promptly at 11:15 and didn't stop till 1:20. We dove right in with "hold me now" and so on.
We did quite abit of improvising, which I always love to do.
I brought alot of hand held percussion instruments (shakers, maracas, bell chimes, tambourines, blocks etc) for the kids to play while we we're playing, to keep it really interactive.
The kids we're GREAT!
They we're very excited to be a part of the music. It was AWESOME to see the expressions on their faces and their enthusiasm towards keeping time and playing with the band.

What was perceived to be a cluster of an unfocused musical experience (in my mind) the day before.
Turned out to be a WONDERFULLY focused musical experience day for us all. "Many magical moments for sure" Julie says.
Not to mention the kids that we're inspired in  ways they don't even realize yet.
So, all in all, it worked out, just like it ALWAYS does. Try to remember the power of the unknown. (I'm talking to myself, feel free to apply to yourself) Life has a way kicking in when you need it.
Oh, it also helps to be in The Polyphonic Spree.
Take it easy,
Tim


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

It is now a work in progress, kinda like the loss of pattern on the bottom of your tennis shoe. The more you move the more you notice a new pattern.
Such as life. My eyes are heavy, goodnight.
I wish everyone a day of peace.
Love, Tim

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"Good morning star shine"

Friday, May 01, 2009

check this out...

I MET THE WALRUS

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hello. Thought you might like to read this.

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2009/02/echoes_and_reverberations_you.php#more

Saturday, February 14, 2009




Video by Miles Hargrove
Oh I Feel Fine
remixed by Philip E Karnats of the Secret Machines

Monday, September 29, 2008

For Your Listening Pleasure

Check out a little pre holiday treat from The Polyphonic Spree at Spin.com

http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-album-stream-marilyn-manson-sparklehorse-korn-nightmare-soundtrack

Friday, September 19, 2008

Here is a sneaky peak, of an indie film Tim scored last year. Various Polyphonic Spree members also played on this project.

http://www.latenightwallflower.com/site/2008/05/12/visioneers-movie-trailer-posted/

*Enjoy*

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hi. The Polyphonic Spree here. Been awhile since our last blog. Life has a way of keeping all of us busy. Thinking, Dreaming, Inventing, Creating... and then, doing your best to follow all that stuff through.

We miss you guys. Here is a beautiful video from a fan that is inspiring to us. Tim had seen this video awhile back and was thrilled. Due to some issues/changes we are just now getting it up here and on our website. Hope it adds some sunshine to your day.

The Polyphonic Spree

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Attention! Attention!
Mental Cabaret Video

Yukfoo is an Animation studio based in New Zealand. We took on the Mental Cabaret video as a side project because The Spree has been a regular on the studio playlist for several years and we wanted to help them out with a bit of animated weirdness. We took a lot longer than we should have to make the video as the studio got busy almost the minute we took the project on, so we're glad the Spree isn't a black metal band from Norway, cause we've heard that they are a lot less tolerant of tardiness when it comes to making music videos.

The apocryphal/apocalyptic story told in the video cannot be blamed on The Spree in any way, as Tim said right up front that the visual interpretation of the song was up to us, so, if the video destroys the mental picture that you have in your head when you hear Mental Cabaret, Yukfoo is located in Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand (a rather expensive flight from most parts of the world) should you need to conduct a revenge mission. We hope that the Mental Cabaret video does the business for The Spree because, more than most, they deserve to dominate the world of music.


cheers

Glen

Friday, June 27, 2008

Howdy!
Have you missed us? We've totally missed you! Getting ready to head off to Summerfest at the moment... 5 am shuttle call!

Acutally, I'm still packing. I really dislike it. I'm always over thinking what I will or wont need. Then I spend way to much time trying on outfits for the different climates, rabbit trailing on the web, looking through books or magazines I should be saving for the flight, and next thing you know its 11:45 pm, I'm still not done.... You'd think after all these years I'd change my ways.

So I'm really excited to play again. Live shows are just the best.
We've been doing a little of this and that over the past few months. Just finished recording something really juicy a couple days ago. Hmmmm wanna guess?

And... probably since you've seen us last, we've added to our family. Cory Helms, a wicked awesome guitar player, and totally nice guy.

Also we got new uniforms, experimenting with leotards, you can get yours at the merch booth.

Happy Summer.
See you Sunday.
Jess

Ps. I'm delirious... no leotards, sorry

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Big Gigantic News!
Howdy from The Polyphonic Spree.
If you ever try to describe us to your friends or family, and are at a loss for words....
take them here.

http://attblueroom.com/music/mediaplayer.php?cid=181768

Exclusive footage for AT@T blue room of our live show along with an interview of Tim Delaughter.

Miss you all.
See you soon.
Better Together.


*Jess*

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"The Quick has been a long time
supporter..from the days of Tripping Daisy all the way up to the
current Polyphonic Spree. It's just an honor to give something back.
Supporting local music (scene) in some form or fashion has always been
close to our hearts."
-Tim

Quick's Big Thing: This is Quick's free local-music awards show and
concert on April 24 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas. It's a
celebration of the Dallas music scene. Quick will give out 10 honors
to local acts.



Awards: The nominees were developed by a panel of local-music
insiders, including Hunter Hauk, Skin and Lesley Tellez from Quick,
Stonedranger from WeShotJr.com, Cindy Chaffin, DJ Drop, Princess Cut
and Lance Yocom. Fans can vote for the winners on QuickDFW.com and via
text messaging through April 18 at 10 a.m.



Performances: The Polyphonic Spree is the headliner. DJs for the night
are The Party. Other performing acts are PPT, Record Hop,
Ghosthustler, and the King Bucks with Salim Nourallah, Sarah Jaffe,
Doug Burr and Johnny Lloyd Rollins. A rap battle will feature Dallas
MCs Headkrack and Playdough. And the host is The Ticket and Quick
personality Gordon Keith.



For all the details and free ticket info, go to QuickDFW.com/bigthing.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hi.
How is spring treating all of you?
Everything new and blossoming is so refreshing. Such an inspiration, for sure.


(Hey... have any of you ever grown anything? Grown any vegetable gardens? I'm growing a pizza garden, ever heard of such a thing?)

Soooo.... there is a show coming up.... a free show, are you in?
We can't wait to celebrate Dallas music with all of you. I hope you got your tickets, courtesy of The Quick.

xoxo
Jess

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

From AFI 2008 Dallas


"That's a Wrap! It's Closing Night of AFI DALLAS and YOU are invited.
Filmmakers, actors, special guests, a fabulous DJ and the mind
blowing Polyphonic Spree will be raising the roof on the House of the
Blues and closing the curtain on the 11-day Festival of Film. A live
experience everyone should try at least once! Rock and roll meets
Hollywood.

$100 and this includes full bar, light food, concert, DJ
and FUN!

Open Bar (Over 21's only), light food and a heap of fun.

Don't miss out - it's exclusive and it's for one night only"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Polyphonic Spree to Close out AFI Film Festival
Posted on March 12th, 2008 1:58pm by Sarah Eveans
Filed under Local News
Just another reason to buy a Premiere Pass to the AFI Dallas International Film Festival (did we mention Robert DeNiro and Charlize Theron are going to be in town for this? Oh, yes we did): The glorious Polyphonic Spree will be headlining the Closing Night party, on April 5 at the House of Blues. Follow the jump for more info and click here for tickets.

AFI DALLAS ANNOUNCES CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
AT HOUSE OF BLUES FEATURING
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE

FESTIVAL ALSO ANNOUNCES
ADDITIONS TO PROGRAMMING

DALLAS, TX, March 12, 2008—AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces its Closing Night Party on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at House of Blues in Dallas.

Hosted by AFI DALLAS Board of Directors member and Founders Circle donor Ruth O’Donnell Mutch, the AFI DALLAS Closing Night Party will feature a performance by Dallas-based band The Polyphonic Spree. Entrance to the Closing Night Party will be open to AFI DALLAS Premiere Pass holders.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the AFI DALLAS Festival! It’s exciting for Dallas in general. I’m a huge fan of film and flattered to perform at the party on closing night. A real treat,” said Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree.

AFI DALLAS also announced a second screening of Barry Levinson’s WHAT JUST HAPPENED?, and new additions to the 2008 festival schedule in the Family Friendly, Environmental Visions and Midnight Specials categories.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED? will screen on Friday, April 4th at the Landmark Inwood Theater, with Robert De Niro in attendance for a Q&A session following the film. Starring an exceptional cast including Robert DeNiro, Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Stanley Tucci and John Turturro, the film adaptation of Art Linson’s account of his day-to-day existence as a studio producer resonates with truth, insight, and the absurdity that often fills our lives.

AFI DALLAS will also team with the Sundance Channel for two environmental showcases sponsored by Lexus that include thought-provoking episodes from BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET (screening Saturday, March 29th at the Dallas Museum of Art) and FIGHTING GOLIATH: TEXAS COAL WARS (screening Friday, April 5th at the Angelika Film Center). These Sundance Channel presentations, though not for competition, are part of the Environmental Visions category and place additional emphasis on AFI DALLAS’ focus on the environment and conservation as a whole.

Other additions to the 2008 slate of films include:

ATOM NINE ADVENTURES
Directed by Christopher Farley and starring Dallas-native Jennifer Ferguson, the film tells the story of a scientist who recovers an ancient meteorite containing an alien organism that transforms him into a high-flying superhero. It will screen on Saturday, April 5 at the AMC NorthPark as part of the festival’s Family Friendly programming.

THE CHAIR
Directed by Brett Sullivan, the film features Alanna Chisholm as Danielle, a beautiful, young psychology student who unknowingly awakens the evil specter of a child killer in her century-old Victorian house. Hungry to satisfy his taste for torturing boys, the spirit uses Danielle as a pawn to resurrect his ghastly ‘Panic Chair.’ THE CHAIR will screen on Saturday, April 5 at the Angelika Film Center as one of the festival’s Midnight Special screenings

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Howdy! Miss you all. Just a little update, some new news for most of you....

1. Oh I Feel Fine video..coming out on at&t blue room march 25. basically we had a couple of days to give them something "exclusive" so we decided on phil's remix he'd done awhile back and visually pulled footage from or last xmas/rock show..but we weren't sure how to make the footage seem cohesive to an obviously recorded/remixed track that we never perform live. so, while at mile's house/editor brainstorimg, his sweet dog abby became a very apparent source! we took her out into the backyard of his home and tim and her had long, thoughtful conversation about the spree. you'll see.

2. in the studio..the speekers (tim, julie and mark) scoring a childrens' dvd...can't tell ya name of it yet because the creator is in process of crossing t's and i's! we'll just say in concept it will appeal to most everyone around the world! yet the intial inspiration was born from the need to enlighten and entertain infants! we're hoping to finish it by june and find placement in nyc's moma museum!

3. april 26...norman show..ya know

4. might play wildflower fest in may..not firm

5. we'll be working up another daisy cover..HINT: from the self titled!

6. STUDIO: we are starting mixing LIVE tracks from xmas/rock show and editing live footage! hoping to have ready for all by june! hoping to start xmas album in MAY...if not, looks like we'll be writing a new original album!
7.july/aug...going overseas for festivals etc!
8. we are still in conversations about a polyphonic "show" we'd like to start in dallas..an installation. we're pitching ideas and working out ideas for the script daily!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

polyphonicspreestore.com

Yep. The Polyphonic Spree Store is live. We are breathing and in full swing. Check, check it! We have some great new exclusive T shirt designs from Director Mike Mills, of Thumbsucker, Artist Will Bryant, will-bryant.com and an eco friendly Polyphonic Spree collaboration with artist Keith Walsh, from Dublin Ireland, of Turtlehead http://www.turtlehead.ie/aboutus/

Spread The Love Y'all! Special promo starting today for a very short time. Every order over 25 dollars, receives a mystery 3 poster bundle series. Each tube contains long lost promo posters not in reproduction. Not all the same, not tons in stock. Pass it on!

Yes we can!

The Polyphonic Spree Store

Monday, January 28, 2008


Tim DeLaughter, leader of the Polyphonic Spree, encourages the kids at Lakewood Elementary to play toy instruments with the band.

Having a Spree at Lakewood Elementary

Lakewood Family Education Night last week at Lakewood Elementary School featured one of the most well-known names on the Dallas, and way beyond, music scene.

A parred-down version of Polyphonic Spree played two interactive sets for parents and kids and staff and faculty involved with the school. The evening also featured a taco bar catered by Mariano's, plus math games, and benefit efforts.

Lakewood-Now.net

Saturday, January 26, 2008

hi.
thinking of all our sweet uk fans.
we miss u.
see u soon.
xo


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We Crawl!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

And on a super fun yummy note!

A BACH N ROCK N ROLL WINE DINNER
"Good Food, Good Wine and Good Records"


WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
7 pm

WHERE: Urbano Restaurant & Paninoteca
2533 McKinney Avenue (Corner of Routh St. and McKinney Ave.)
Uptown Dallas

WHAT: Urbano hosts a Bach N Rock N Roll Wine Dinner, featuring electric chamber music from The Chameleon Chamber Group, comprised of Buffi Jacobs (The Polyphonic Spree, Robert Gomez Band) on electric cello, Audrey Easley (The Polyphonic Spree) on flute/EWI, Tamara Cauble (The Polyphonic Spree, Telegraph Canyon) on violin and Paul Slavens (Ten Hands, KERA's "90.1 at Night") on keyboards.

DeeJay CeePee will also play new releases from Black Mountain, Bodies of Water, Cat Power, Dengue Fever and Super Furry Animals.

The three-course dinner is $35 per person including wine. Reservations required. Call Urbano at 214-969-6911.

WHY: Through our series of Rock N Roll Wine Dinners, Urbano and Good Records offer a cool twist to the traditional wine dinner by bringing great food, wine and new music together in a casual setting. Guests will hear original live music and new CDs, try some new wines and enjoy Urbano's modern Italian cuisine.
Hi friends....
Dallas, TX – January 9, 2008
Thanks to the generosity of The Polyphonic Spree,
Quick Magazine, and the members of the Polyphonic
Spree Forum, the charitable organization Doctors
Without Borders received a little extra financial
assistance.
Individuals purchased ten photographs from a recent
Quick feature about The Spree. The proceeds from the
images by photographer Jason Janik were donated to
Doctors Without Borders. This non-profit,
humanitarian organization is committed to delivering
medical assistance internationally in regions affected
by epidemics, to people affected by armed conflict,
and to individuals who would otherwise lack
healthcare.
The Polyphonic Spree is committed to providing
relief in Darfur, and Doctors Without Borders is among
many organizations contributing to the relief effort
in this Sudanese region afflicted by genocide,
fighting, and the suffering of refugees. Through the
sale of the photographs, $275.00 was donated in honor
of The Spree and $25.00 was given in honor of The
Spree Forum members.
To contribute to the relief effort in Darfur, see
www.DoctorsWithoutBorders.org or www.SaveDarfur.org.