Monday, September 29, 2008

For Your Listening Pleasure

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

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.


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.



Friday, June 27, 2008

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.

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.

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.


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."

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, Cindy Chaffin, DJ Drop, Princess Cut
and Lance Yocom. Fans can vote for the winners on 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

Monday, April 14, 2008

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.


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

$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.



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:

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.

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 installation. we're pitching ideas and working out ideas for the script daily!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

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, and an eco friendly Polyphonic Spree collaboration with artist Keith Walsh, from Dublin Ireland, of Turtlehead

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We Crawl!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

And on a super fun yummy note!

"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
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
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 or

Friday, January 11, 2008

We Try
We Crawl
We Live
We're Small

But we're on our way... through ups and downs.

Who's anthem could this not be?

Here's to hope, love, life, and peace.... Here's to 2008.

Please spread our love.... check out the new We Crawl video.... intimate fragile moments from our band. Its at

Keep Trying!