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Fragile Army

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Dallas' Own St. Vincent On Her Hometown Love For John Congleton, Zoo Music and Pantera

    Dallas' Own Annie Clark.​Before Annie Clark was St. Vincent, before she was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and before she a member of Sufjan Steven's touring band, she was just a girl growing up in the Dallas suburbs that took guitar lessons at the Zoo Music on Garland Road."That's just in me," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Pitchfork "Debuts" Another "New" Track From Preteen Zenith. But Not Really. Well, Maybe.

    Charlie RocketPreteen Zenith​Over on Pitchfork -- just now -- Preteen Zenith is sharing a stream of a new song. And, yes, finally, it's a new song, not one of those largely confusing teases they'd been sharing, which combined a number of tracks into megamixes of sorts. Called "Breathe," the song's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Polyphonic Spree Schedules Free June Show. Will Tim DeLaughter's New Band Follow Suit?

    ​Hey, remember back in February when Tim DeLaughter confirmed a whole bunch of rumors to us? Namely, that he was starting a new band, and also that he'd be releasing new Polyphonic Spree material and some solo efforts in the near future? Well, good, because that information is pretty pertinent the ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010
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    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    The Spree Demo Spree Continues, With No Signs Of Slowing...

    So it really looks like Tim DeLaughter is going to keep up with his streak of posting a new Polyphonic Spree demo on his blog every day--for the foreseeable future, at least--which is pretty incredible, if not a little overwhelming.Anyway, the two latest offerings over at The Fragile Army are called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Hear Tim DeLaughter's New Polyphonic Spree Demos

    All over the Internet this week, people are freaking out about the new demos Tim DeLaughter has posted to his Polyphonic Spree blog, The Fragile Army. So far, we've seen two of these, written by DeLaughter while holing himself up in an NYC apartment. The first? A track called "Blurry," which featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    Good Records Decides Records (and CDs... and DVDs) Aren't So Good

    Bring on quadraphonic sound!If you like the CD and record selection at Good Records, you better schedule a visit, pronto. Today is your last chance to buy CDs and vinyl at the beloved Greenville Avenue store. Manager Chris Penn said the change is the result of the soaring number of audiophiles and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Polyphonic Spree Pitchforked

    We were happy to see Pitchfork give the Polyphonic Spree a shout-out today, noting the Dallas band's new single, a remix of "We Crawl," off Tim D, et al's latest disc The Fragile Army. -- Jonanna Widner

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Hal Samples Works Hard, Cares More

    Hal Samples is featuring over on his photog blog the latest video from self-proclaimed local "reggae-jazz-dub" band Aton. Writes Hal, the video for the song "We Are All" is "compiled of images from a live performance they recently did for some of my homeless friends. Most of the DV you see was filme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Bryan Wakeland is About to Set the World on Honey Fire

    Bryan Wakeland just called. First thing he asked: "You remember me?" Well, uh, yeah, sure -- drummer for Tripping Daisy and Polyphonic Spree, right? Right. Been a long time since we last spoke, I guess. Anyway, Wakeland was calling with some news of his very own: He's got a solo album just out -- h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    The Polyphonic Spree to Play the Entire Country Saturday Night

    The PSpree opened the tour for its third album, The Fragile Army, last Saturday night at the Granada Theater -- a spectacular-spectacular, in a words. But this Saturday night, when the 302-piece band treks up to the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., it'll teach the world to sing in perfect harmony cour ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Armed and Ready

    Tim DeLaughter and the Polyphonic Spree do battle at the Granada

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Jumping Through Hoop

    Jesca Hoop, touring with the Spree beginning tomorrow night, won't be anyone's opening act for long. If you're heading to the Polyphonic Spree show tomorrow night at the Granada, be sure to get there early -- between 7:30 p.m. and 8 would be about right. Normally we skip opening acts, but the Spree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    The Fragile Army Invades the Magnolia Theater Tonight

    You knew it was bound to happen: Tonight, I officially join the Polyphonic Spree. Actually, it's a bit less interesting than that -- but at 8 p.m.-ish at the Magnolia Theater, I will be introducing members of the band, including frontman Tim DeLaughter, before a special screening of a South by South ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Bigfoot Strikes Again

    Local luminaries leave a print or two at this year's Sasquatch! Festival

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Favorite Fables

    Local boys make good

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Rockers Without Borders

    Big D music is on the road and in the movies

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Her Lips Are Red. Red, Damn It, Red

    Photo by Tod Seelie So, yeah. At this rate, we'll have directed you to the entirety of the Polyphonic Spree's forthcoming The Fragile Army, fragments of which are scattered across the Interwebs, long before its official June 19 release. Anyway, here's today's link to a leaked track -- in this case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    We Give Up. Here's Another New Polyphonic Spree Song. Don't Cost Ya Nuthin'.

    Dang it. Look like our Polyphonic Spree update is now hourly, because over at Salon, David Marchese has posted what's now the fourth song to leak from June 19's The Fragile Army. He's got "Section 22 [Running Away]" available for your downloading pleasure -- a cut Marchese describes as "a bit cheesy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    Get Up and Go Get Another New P. Spree Tune. But You'd Best Hustle.

    So, consider this your daily P. Spree update -- what, like this costs you something? Shortly after finding out our pal Chris Cantalini had posted to Gorilla vs. Bear an officially leaked track from the band's forthcoming Fragile Army, we discovered there was another MP3 blog out there with a differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Shining a "Light" on Some New Spree

    Yeah, sure, fine -- we've spent a lotta time pimping that forthcoming Polyphonic Spree disc. Guess it makes up for all those years I spent dogging Tripping Daisy (wasn't a fan till Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, which wasn't a bad place to become a convert). But Chris Cantalini just posted an entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007
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    May 1, 2007

    The New Polyphonic Spree Video, Without Any Video Whatsoever.

    Whilst cruising YouTube during lunch, I stumbled across a most wonderous thing: the new Polyphonic Spree video, which was done by a good Friend of Unfair Park's, photographer Hal Samples. It's for a tremendous track off the band's forthcoming The Fragile Army, and it consists entirely of pictures -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    The Polyphonic Spree, In Eight Minutes

    It takes me, oh, a good eight minutes to listen to most full-length albums anyway, so this works out incredibly well: The Polyphonic Spree has taken the entirety of its forthcoming The Fragile Army, which will be out June 19 on TVT Records, and shmushed it down to a single eight-minute-15-second-lon ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Chairmen of the Board

    Erik Wofford and John Congleton on the art of production

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2007

    The Shiny Happy Spree

    Hal Samples By now you likely know the Polyphonc Spree's third full-lengther, The Fragile Army, is due out in June on TVT records. You can hear a bit of it on the band's Web site; the song's called "Section 22 (Running Away)," if you're in need of some specifics. First impressions: Jesus Christ, t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Polyphonic Spree's Sonic Bloom

    In 2006, the band's Wait EP helped build A Fragile Army and start a digital revolution

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Goal! Goal! Goal!

    Yeah, because when you think of soccer, you think of The Polyphonic Spree. They could field a couple of teams, at least. We'll get back to election news in a moment, but we did want to mention a note we received from Major League Soccer last night. Looks like hometowners The Polyphonic Spree will p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Wait No Longer, Spree Fans

    The new Polyphonic Spree EP's out next Tuesday. Most of it's somewhere online right now. The new Polyphonic Spree album's being released a week from today. Well, kinda. First off, it's not really the new album, which will be titled The Fragile Army and released next year. It's actually just a five-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Going on a Polyphonic Spree Spree

    Last November, VH1 reported--good Lord, how silly that phrase looks--that Polyphonic Spree had gone into the studio with producer and pal Jon Brion (Aimee Mann, Kanye West, Rhett Miller) earlier in 2005 to record a handful of songs for an all-covers EP. Among the selections the band recorded: the Ps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    Hide the Kitchen Knives and Reach for the Sun

    Looks like the great white robes got a shout-out from Rolling Stone. Odd timing for the Polyphonic Spree's forthcoming album, which is due out this summer, but, hey, take what you can get, right? Stranger still, the pAper chAse, cited not only as "punk" but also a "trio," may get more out of the art ... More >>

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