Also making plans for a special Christmas album.
By Blurt Staff
The Polyphonic Spree will
record their show at New York’s
Webster Hall this Wednesday, May 23, for a live album and DVD to be released later
this year. “NYC was our first home away from home in the States,”
says Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter of the
decision to record their first concert album there. “We went from very
small crowds in Texas to the UK for for the Meltdown Festival curated by
David Bowie in 2002, then straight to New York
to play eight shows in seven days on our ‘layover’ back to Dallas. Our friend took all of our first
photos in Williamsburg near the East River (before it was developed) and the rest is
“New York embraced us from the get go.
Cynicism wasn’t part of it, ironically. We toured so much overseas initially,
and coming ‘back to the States and feeling at home’ meant Brooklyn and Manhattan.”
In addition to the live
release, The Polyphonic Spree are planning to release a Christmas album this
fall, before taking their annual Holiday Extravaganza, which they’ve staged in
their hometown of Dallas for the last nine years, to other markets for the
first time. And the band has commenced recording a new original album — their
first since 2007’s “The Fragile
Army” — intended for release sometime in 2013. Details will follow
later this year.
[Photo Credit: Patrick Cone]